Executive Pastor &
Family Ministry Director
763-413-7210 ext. 108
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating High School I went to Dallas, Texas where I attended and graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute as well as Southwestern Assemblies of God University. It was at Southwestern that I completed my Bachelors Degree as well as my Masters Degree and (most importantly!) met my wife, Julie.
We have four children; Micah, who is a student at the other UofM (MN), Mason is 11 and planning to be in the NFL, Mia is 9 and is a gymnast, and the final addition is Melina 7 and is the comedian of the family.
When I'm not at work I like to:
I spend a vast amount of time pushing swings, reading children’s classics, answering the question, “Why?” 500 times a day and trying to figure out how I lost the “coolness factor” in the eyes of my teenage son.
My strengths are:
Using StrengthFinders, my strengths are INCLUDER which enables me to make a team become unifed and effective. LEARNER helps me to thrive in an environment where learning new things is essential. ACHIEVER gives me a great deal of stamina and the desire to work hard until the task is complete. CONNECTEDNESS helps me to be a “bridge-builder” of all people. CONSISTENCY helps me think, “What is best for the group, not the individual.
TV Show - The Voice and whatever barbie doll youtube video that my daughter is watching
Movie - Braveheart and any super hero movie
Food - Mexican -- Duh!!!
Restaurant - 5 Guys and Chick-Fil-A
Dream Vacation - Disneyworld with the whole family
Sports Team - The Dallas Cowboys and the Michigan Wolverines
Beverage - Diet Mt. Dew, Code Red
Book or verse of the Bible - Joshua/Deuteronomy 6