Pastor for Service and Outreach
aka Resident Missionary
What do you do?
I’m the Resident Missionary or Pastor for Service and Outreach. It is my joy and passion to help train and equip others to be Jesus in the community and to share Jesus with those around them. So I’m best described as are passionate about following Jesus and figuring out how to help others see Jesus and experience Him through His Word, unique worship, and community.
How did you end up at St. Andrew?
God. I know this answer seems simple, but I was assigned out of the Seminary to St. Marcus, in Milwaukee to be their millennial outreach pastor. After six years of ministry in the inner-city of Milwaukee, and extensive training in multiplying missionaries, God brought me to St. Andrew in August of 2015.
What is your theme Bible verse?
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2.8-10
Tell us about your family
I married my best friend from college, Katie, and we’ve been blessed with three children, Micah, Ellen and Zoe.
What is your favorite vacation location?
The Pacific Northwest, exploring the National Parks, hiking, camping, and seeing the raw majestic beauty God has created.
I received my training at...
Martin Luther College, BA in Classical Languages
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Masters of Divinity
Pastoral Leadership Institute, Missional Leader
University of Indiana School of Philanthropy – Lilly Foundation, Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising