I am an ordained Pastor in The Wesleyan Church where I have served as a youth pastor, interim senior pastor, discipleship pastor, connections pastor, and leadership pastor.
From creative videos and motion graphics to web design, I love using digital arts to communicate truth. It has also been a blessing to help churches build computers, setup campus WiFi networks, and media solutions.
If you get to know me for any length of time you'll soon realize I LOVE to read! Understanding the roots of our faith and how those truths carry out into the uncertainty of our postmodern culture is of utmost importance. You'll find me around the Internet and pastoral circles commenting on the matter.
My wife and I took a big jump and moved to Northwest Wisconsin to undertake a re-envisioning 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 D.S. Pastor Ron Gormong.
In the summer of 2012, my name was nominated and elected for District Youth President. This was a wonderful experience as I led and developed a team of youth pastors to go lead and develop youth workers throughout our district. I was been able to join with my district in creating and implementing strategic plans, and the fruit poured in. Youth workers felt more connected, saw the vision we reached for, and our resources were moved toward volunteers as we realized that is what the majority of our district churches had in place.
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 over three and a half years, with my role extending to family ministry, congregational care, youth ministry, and technology/media. I served as full-time interim pastor my final five months in Jonesboro.
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 the Church, and saw Christ heal people as we ministered to the masses.