I love spending time with friends and family. I love Ionia. I love bonfires, autumn temperatures, crisp leaves and apple cider. I love going to the beach, music, photography, astronomy and dance parties. And I absolutely love brie cheese, popcorn, coffee and sushi (but not at the same time).
I was raised in a Christian home, but I did not become a follower of Christ until I was 24 when my heart began to be softened and transformed. Since then, transformation has been a constant and continual process. Christ means more to me now than ever before with each new day, somehow He seems to be getting bigger. In regards to ministry, it brings me incredible joy and excitement to see God work in the lives of those around me (as well as the Ionia area). These days I'm continually trying to learn how to communicate the message of Christ in ways that are more creative, simple, real and that engage peoples hearts.
It's a dream of mine to serve the The Well Church in Ionia. I'm honored, grateful and excited to see God revive people's faith in this community.
I love hanging with my family. It's the biggest blessing to spend time loving on each other and being silly together. I also love to be in God's creation, whether it be jogging on trails, hiking in the woods, or kayaking on the water. And, of course, I love writing music and leading people into worship. I also love writing spoken word and devotions.
I believe Jesus has equipped each one of us uniquely for His purpose, plan, and glory. It is my honor to give myself back to my creator through ministry in His church. God has a heart for the church and wants us all to be engaged with our talents, time, and treasure, and loving others into His kingdom. I want to have a heart like His, and that is why I do what I do...
I love my wife Dawna and enjoy anything in the outdoors; running, kayaking, trail riding horses, and even using our horses for ministry purposes. I love just about anything that connects to adventure as long as there are no snakes--I hate snakes!
I am never satisfied with the status quo... I am constantly trying to learn and look for ways to experience Christ in my life--be it in the Scripture or real life exploration. I am blessed to be able to give my life back to my Lord and Savior in service. Nothing is more exciting than seeing a life changed in the name of Christ.
I love camping, hiking, bonfires, sunrises, family time, waterfronts, and reading!
I am passionate about Jesus and the ministry of the church because following Jesus has transformed my life. I want to see everyone join me on the journey and live a life sold out for Jesus Christ. I love helping others to develop a relationship with Christ and to the GO and make disciples themselves. There is nothing more rewarding to me than experiencing first hand God transforming someone's life. Seeking and serving God brings me more joy than I ever imagined possible.