I live in northeast Ohio, one township over from the one I grew up in; while I never planned on living and practicing ministry in my hometown, it’s been a tremendous joy that for which I’m so very grateful. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and a good cup of coffee—but who doesn’t?
I met my wife, Stephanie, while in college—we were married in 2012. Stephanie works for a local non-profit, while also being an amazing partner in ministry. Together, we are passionate about practicing hospitality, building a marriage we love, and discipleship.
When it comes to how we do ministry, we’re personal, relational, patient, and wise. We believe that if you make disciples, you’ll get the Church—but if you build a church you won’t always get disciples. (Ironic, isn’t it?)
I graduated from the Moody Bible Institute with a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Studies and Wheaton College Graduate School with an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry. I’m super thankful to have been trained by some of the best ministry professionals in the country, at some of the best institutions for training in the country.
I serve a collective of United Methodist Churches in Warren, Ohio—giving leadership to two beautiful communities: Grace United Methodist Church, where I go back three generations, and Regeneration, a new faith community we have been planting since 2014.