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I was raised in Iberia, Missouri, was baptized at the age of nine, and was called to ministry at the age of sixteen.
I attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, where I completed degrees in New Testament and Preaching. During my last two years there, I also served as the Preacher at Eastside Christian Church in Independence, Missouri.
After graduating from OCC, I moved to Denver, Colorado, to attend Denver Seminary, where I graduated with a Master of Arts in New Testament. During that time, I also served at Green Mountain Christian Church in Lakewood, Colorado, as the Pastoral Ministry Intern.
I love reading, spending time in the outdoors, coffee, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
I was raised in nearby Zumbrota, Minnesota with my two brothers. I grew up in a Christian home, and in my youth attended Concord Church of Christ, Plainview Church of Christ, and Northside Christian Church.
After high school, I planned on attending Minnesota Bible College for two years before planning to move on to another occupation. However, during my time there my desire to serve God's people became persistent.
In the fall of 2003, I began serving Marion Church of Christ as an intern. I was officially hired in February 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth and Family Studies.
I have been employed at Marion ever since.
I married my high school sweetheart, Terri, in 2003. Together we have five children.
I was born in Rochester and grew up attending Marion Church. Some of my favorite memories are going to Vacation Bible School and Pine Haven Christian Assembly each summer. I returned to Marion after attending some other wonderful churches because of the true family feel and the heritage of faithful followers of Christ.
I went to Northwestern College in St. Paul where I studied Youth Ministry. I currently work part-time at Marion as the Office Administrator as well as at Mayo Clinic as an appointment scheduler. Both jobs give me the opportunity to care for people and to keep things organized.
Some of my passions in life are teenagers, spending time with my nieces and nephews, being creative, and drinking lots of coffee!