I love Jesus and can’t wait to introduce you to him if you don’t know him already. That’s why I’m a pastor; I want everyone to know Jesus! I’ve been a pastor since 1999, serving at OSL from 1999-2003 and from 2005-the present. I love helping people grow in their relationship with God.
I’ve been married to Jessemyn since 1996. We have three biological sons, two beautiful daughters from China, and a sweet son from China as well. Yes. We’re pretty busy. Life is full but wonderful. In the midst of it all, I still make time to read, kayak, and hike. I also love to pause in the midst of the craziness to have a cup of coffee with my wife.
Before all of this, I lived in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), New Jersey (Go Yankees!), and Iowa. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 1995 and went on to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. I did my one-year internship at Faith Lutheran Church in North Palm Beach, FL