I am a Youth Ministry Veteran. I have served God in five congregations in Wisconsin and Michigan over the past 18 years. I am currently in my sixth year serving this congregation as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. I grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and graduated in 1998 from the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Parkside with a BA in English. I recieved my formal Youth Ministry training in 2000 from Tentmakers.
I married my best friend, Sue in 2001, we have three beautiful children, Benjamin, Samuel, and Alison.
I am a passionate fan of the Denver Broncos, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Calgary Flames, Michigan State Spartans, and Colorado Buffaloes.
I love to attend concerts! I have seen more than 150, including seeing the Dave Matthews Band 42 times and U2 12 times.
I love mission trips! I have been on 25 and have been blessed to lead 23.
My vision for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for this congregation is that our Youth and Young Adults would know that they are loved and that God desperately wants to be in relationship. Our Mission Statement is as follows: We exist to Equip Youth & Young Adults with the tools and experiences so that they may live ever yday as authentic followers of Jesus Christ. My number one goal is the building of a community where the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ is shared, and everyone is loved and appreciated for the unique person God has created. I strive to offer God-honoring opportunities for Youth & Young Adults to develop a critical thought process on questions of faith, gain an understanding of how to live their faith every day, and serve their community and the world.
My job often presents me opportunities that make what I do extremely important to the growth and spiritual development of our
Youth and Young Adults. On the other hand, the role of a parent far supersedes my ability to impact their lives.
Parents are the compass by which their children walk. With that said, I deeply desire for parents to be involved in our ministry.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity and the privilege of ministering to your sons and daughters.