What do you do at Calvary?
I serve on the pastoral staff, mostly behind-the-scenes, overseeing a talented team of creatives. Together we create moments, tell stories and produce things to help people discover the life-giving message of Jesus and take a next step to grow in their faith.
I also help as part of Calvary's Worship Planning Team, Building Team and the church's overall Strategic Leadership Team. I volunteer, co-leading a LifeGroup of 20-40 somethings. And I drink lots of coffee here, too.
How did you become a follower of Jesus?
I grew up with parents who found Jesus as adults through the loss of their first-born son. Their story of radical life-change set the foundation for me to know the truth of God's Word and the good news of Jesus from the very start. Yet even though I was raised in a home centered around Jesus, I still needed to truly know Him as my Savior and make Him Lord of my life. I thank God for His patience and grace with me all along the way.
Hometown: Garden Grove, CA
Education / Training: Biola - BA in Communications (1999), Talbot - MA in Biblical Studies and Theology (almost done!)
At Calvary Since: 1999
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 34
Children: Pursuing Foster/Adoption with Olive Crest
Married to: Leslie
Married since: 2005