I am the equipping pastor at Grace Life Church in Ankeny, Iowa where I oversee our church's adult education, theological training, and small group ministries. I became a Christian at a very early age and have always been fascinated with the Bible and captivated by the person and work of Jesus Christ. I grew up in Rifle, Colorado and after high school, played football and did my undergraduate studies in Religious History at the University of Redlands in Southern California. From there, I moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend Western Seminary where I received a masters degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. My insatiable desire for learning then led me to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where I earned a doctorate in Applied Theology while pastoring and teaching Bible and theology classes at a Christian high school until I landed at GLC .
My wife, Amelia, and I have been married since August of 2014 and we have a beautiful baby girl named Rowan who was born on Valentine's Day in 2021.
My hobbies are weightlifting/CrossFit, woodworking, reading, and taking our dog Noah (a Golden Retriever) hiking.
My greatest passion and privilege is to help people grasp the beautiful and compelling story of the Bible and how it all leads us to Jesus.