In a Nutshell

Father-of-two-boys. Closet Lumberjack. Anti-OCD. Husband of a redhead. Camping enthusiast. Beardo.

The Full Story

The Ridge has been my home church since 1999. I have had the privilege to serve in several ways as a volunteer over that time period and now I am honored to be able to do that on a full-time basis. When I look back over the years, I can now see how God has guided me into the role of a full time Pastor. I am humbled to get to do this as my career and have a ring-side seat to how God is changing lives. 

I grew up in Peru, Indiana, where I met my wife, Vicki. I then went on to graduate from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. I have personally disqualified myself as a character reference to anyone wanting to attend Grace; my status with the college might still be in question and the statute of limitations on certain matters may not have expired. If you were there, you know why.

I now live in Columbus with my wife, our two sons, Reagan and Rylan, and our black lab, Benelli. 

What I Do

I get to help others grow in their relationship with God and each other through life groups, care opportunities and other Ridge events. Seeing others take their next steps first hand is a gift from God.

Life Before The Ridge

I spent 23 years working in Marketing and Advertising.

Words I Live By

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

When I’m Not at Work, I…

…am probably napping, maybe watching a movie or sporting event, likely planning/dreaming of the next outdoor adventure.

Something that May Surprise You

I was in the Circus.

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