Describe Your Role: I am primarily responsible for the oversight of our preaching/teaching ministry, vision-casting, strategic planning, leading and development of leaders, community-engagement, and the building and nurturing of collaborative partnerships in our community and abroad that serve to advance God’s Kingdom and bring glory to the name of Jesus through the work of the Gospel.
Favorite Companions: My wife, Molly, who is not only my best friend, but my absolute favorite person in the world.
Favorite Adventures: The time I spent two weeks in northern Iraq worshiping with underground churches, encouraging people who had committed to follow Jesus at the risk of their lives, and to distribute gift-filled shoeboxes in a small, Muslim village on the Iraq/Iran boarder.
Favorite Verse and Quote: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline,” 2 Timothy 1:7; "The glory of God is man fully alive," - Augustine of Hippo.
Favorite Reads: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen, The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus, Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A’Kepmis, Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer.
3 Words That Describe You: Thorough, Reflective, Change-Agent