Like many people in the Pacific Northwest, I was not raised going to church. In fact, I went once as a child and did not find my way back until I was in college at New Mexico State University. Looking back, it may appear that Jesus was nowhere to be found in my past. Still, clearly, God was patiently orchestrating all the details of my story culminating with His rescue of my life in the fall of 1989, where He revealed my need for forgiveness, birthed in my faith to entrust my life to Jesus, and radically altered the trajectory of my life.
Gina and I dated in high school, throughout college, and during Spring Break of 1992, we were married. For the last 28 years, we have served in various ministries together. We started out as missionaries to college students in Missouri, joined the staff at a church plant in Fort Worth while we were in seminary, and then moved up to Nebraska in 1997, where I served as a Student Pastor and Lead Pastor before arriving in Florida in the summer of 2014. We started attending Mosaic in the fall of that same year, and I joined the staff in 2015, where I serve as one of the Teaching Pastors, assist in ministry team development as the Serve Pastor, and am involved in pastoral care. We have three daughters, and we love that we get to call Florida home.
When I’m not engaged in ministry, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, fishing, watching football, perfecting smoked meat on my pellet grill, and riding my motorcycle.