I was born in Kokomo, IN, but raised in the village of Wellington, OH. My best friend growing up invited me to a youth gathering in high school, and I went because they had fun things to do and we almost always ate Buffalo Wild Wings (I'm a mango habanero kind of guy). I saw an authentic and genuine love for Jesus that I couldn't ignore. I knew the trajectory of my life shifted when I committed my life to Jesus and was baptized. After high school I attended Ohio Valley University where I found new brothers, a refined faith, an accounting degree, and a wife. I married Ashley the summer in between my junior and senior year. And we got a dog - and naturally, named him Shredder. I started my career at a CPA firm in Parkersburg, WV, and dedicated myself to becoming a partner in that firm. A few years and a few promotions later, I found myself in a position where this dream was becoming a reality. And then our daughter (Raegan) was born. The newness of life and reality that our priorities needed to shift led Ashley and I down a path of surrender and prayer - and for the first time really asking God to lead our journey. Around that same I got an email from Cody & Micah Balch asking if we would join them on this church planting journey. Fast-forward a few years, jobs, houses, and children (Claire, Elias & Isaiah) later, God has me in the midst of this incredibly encouraging community of people. Seeing my beautiful wife and smiling kids is one of my greatest joys - and rock climbing is pretty close behind that! There's way more to that story, so I'll catch you up over coffee.
My God-sized dream is to see everyone boldly and intentionally using their unique gifts to serve and impact people for the Kingdom of God.