WHO I AM
given a second chance. addicted to grace. married. dad of three.
left-handed. pastor. blogger. introvert.
Passionate about the church.
I love the Northern California, the Oregon coast, and Central Oregon. I dig running, riding my bike to work, reading books, blogging, and genuine conversations along with a cup of strong black coffee.
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).
I seek to live out Micah 6:8 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 everyday.
WHAT I DO
Currently, I am the Lead Pastor at Ascent Christian Church in Prineville, Oregon.
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 neighborhood ministry, student ministry, preteen ministry, and family ministry for almost two decades.
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 1:9-10 by helping them “love Jesus and love like him.”
WHY THIS BLOG
This blog is about grace, loving God and loving your neighbor, church, preaching, theology, Christian formation, culture, mentoring, and leadership. I will focus the majority of my blog posts on these topics. 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 almost three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and occasionally I will add additional posts throughout the week.
Just so you know, this website is my personal blog. The opinions and ideas that I express here are not necessarily representative of those of my employer or any other organization that I am associated with. All content on this blog is on an as-is basis and I make no claims as to its accuracy, validity, completeness or how current it is. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.