Family: Wife: Jennifer (Jenny) Children: Brad, Kaycie, and Ryan
Education: Sioux Falls Seminary: Master of Divinity (2003) University of Sioux Falls: Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (2001) Ordained: January 18, 2004, at Hillcrest Church, Sioux Falls, SD
Background information: I was born and raised in sunny California. The two places I spent the majority of time were Fresno (my growing up years) and Sacramento (the latter years). I have one older sister, Sherry, who is an avid blogger, writer and artist. My parents moved out to Sioux Falls from California in 2009 to be closer to my children (Brad, Kaycie and Ryan), their only grandchildren. My wife Jenny is a nurse for Sanford after spending nearlt 15 years raising our children at home. I am a "second career" pastor. I used to work in the construction field... from hands on to management. In 1998, God brought us to Hillcrest and I started as the Youth Pastor. After graduation from Sioux Falls Seminary, in 2003, I transitioned to the Lead Pastor role. God is good and has helped us create a home and family here at Hillcrest... we couldn't be happier.
Hobbies and Passions: I love to work on "stuff". When I'm not working on the church programs I like to work on my Jeep, remodel projects around the house and spend time with my wonderful family. I love the church and serving God's people.