About Me

Pastor.

I've been active in professional ministry for over five years. The Lord first led me into youth ministry where I was eventually able to serve as District Youth President in the Indiana North District of the Wesleyan Church resourcing 56 churches in addition to working with local students. I have served as an Assistant Pastor focusing on Family Ministry and Technology/Arts, and today my hats include Discipleship, Connections, and Leadership!

Techie.

In addition to being a full-time pastor, I enjoy serving through Nerd Specs Creative. Founding this company has given me a beautiful outlet to glorify God through creativity and help others communicate effectively. My interests center around full stack Web Dev (Ruby on Rails), front-end (Bootstrap), Motionography (After Effects), 3D Composition (Blender), DSLR Videography (Rebel T4i), and more recently Vector Graphics (Inkscape).

Thinker.

You'll find me sharing my thoughts and opinions across the digital landscape on issues from postmodern philosophy to digital addiction and more. I enjoy having discussions on current issues, especially when I can share some perspective from history. My favorite reads tend toward the Patristic period and studies on 1st Century Anthropology. To rest that side of my brain I enjoy reading books and blogs on Web Development--specifically Ruby on Rails.

Skills and Abilities

Teaching/Communication

Vision/Leadership

Arts/Technology

Experiences

  • 2013

    Assistant Pastor | Spooner, WI

    In 2013, my wife and I took a big jump and moved to Northwest Wisconsin to undertake a re-envisioning position for a strong, traditional church of 400. In addition to leading strategy teams and implementation for Discipleship, Connections, and Leadership I have enjoyed being mentored by Assistant District Superintendent Pastor Ron Gormong in preparation for higher levels of leadership. Since coming on staff I have developed layers of strategy and implementation affecting everyone from Staff to Members to Guests.

  • 2009

    Assistant/Interim Senior Pastor | Jonesboro, IN

    Westview is a homey church of three hundred in a suburban-rural mixed community. I came on staff as a graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University to provide part-time oversight to the youth ministry. My responsibilities were quickly increased as opportunities arose to utilize my gifts of preaching, teaching, and implementing technology as a venue for ministry. This trend continued for three and a half years, with my role eventually extending to family ministry, congregational care, youth ministry, and technology/media. In April, 2013 I was asked to become interim pastor of Westview.

  • 2008

    Urban Missionary | Boston, MA

    My time with Youth With A Mission pushed me into urban and cross-cultural ministry. I lived in a house in downtown Boston with twenty-somethings from six different nations. We led hundreds to Christ on the streets in a score of cities around the world, started Bible studies in Burger King restaurants, connected people to local churches, and saw Christ heal people as we ministered to the masses.

  • 2006

    Indiana Wesleyan University

  • 2002

    My Life Transformed

Mentors and Friends

Media

24 Hours That Changed the world
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24 Hours: Good Friday

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this Lenten journey, we guide you through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life. Each message is designed to help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you […]

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24 Hours That Changed the world
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24 Hours: Condemned by the Righteous

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this Lenten journey, we guide you through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life. Each message is designed to help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you have never done […]

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24 Hours That Changed the world
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24 Hours: The Last Supper

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this Lenten journey, we guide you through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life. Each message is designed to help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you have never done […]

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Starting
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Starting Point: Grace

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