What do you do at Calvary?
I help lead the High School Ministry at Calvary (Grades 9th-12th). Each week we invite students to engage with Jesus, friends, and caring leaders together. I have the honor of shepherding high school students at Calvary, with an emphasis on the male students.
How did you become a follower of Jesus?
I didn’t grow up in a Christian home and I avoided Christians as much as I could. My parents divorced and, soon after, our family began to unravel. There was subsequent traumatic events, which led me to reach out to Jesus for the first time. Jesus answered the call and He forever changed my life. Then, Jesus called me to ministry, where I love using my past hurt and present scars to show students that life can be chaotic, but Jesus is always present in the storm and Jesus always provides us hope.
Hometown: Seal Beach, CA
Education / Training: Biola University, BA in Biblical and Theological Studies; Talbot Theological Seminary, Masters of Theology (Greek Track)
At Calvary Since: 2019
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 13:8
Married to: Ariel Kranda
Married Since: 2017