WHO I AM
I think Jesus is RAD! I am originally from Northern California (Sonoma County – the wine country), but now live in Northern Colorado. I am married and have three teenagers and two dogs (They too are also from California, except the dogs they are from Missouri… Long story). I love running, riding my bike to work, reading all types of books, blogging, & I love coffee. The thing I think about most (Besides Jesus, my wife, my kids, and ministry) is the Northern California and Oregon coast – I really miss being at either place… Oh and I really love Rocky Mountain National Park! Education info if you care – I have a BBL (Bachelor in Biblical Literature) degree from Ozark Christian College & MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) degree from Lincoln Christian University (in process).
2 Corinthians 5:11-21 is my purpose and I seek to live it out everyday until there is no more air in my lungs…
WHAT I DO
I have worked in leadership and management in two companies for ten years prior/simultaneously to vocational ministry (one being a Fortune 500 company). In ministry, I have served in churches in California, Missouri, and Colorado as a pastor in the areas of student ministry, preteen ministry, and family ministry for the last 19 years. Currently, I am one of the Neighborhood Pastors @ LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, CO. I have helped write books, articles, and teach workshops at conferences about preteen ministry, student ministry & parenting. What I am deeply passionate about is helping people live out Colossians 1:10 by helping them discover grace, grow in grace, and live gracefully in Jesus for the kingdom of God.
WHY THIS BLOG
One of the things I love is to have open and honest conversations about what it means to Love God and Love Neighbors. My hope is that this blog will be a platform for conversation and collaboration on the subjects of neighboring, theology, Christian formation, and leadership. More importantly this is my personal blog and I reserve the right to talk about spiritual stuff in general, my family, history, running, and really, anything else that crosses my mind.
I post on this blog three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and occasionally I will add additional posts throughout the week.