I have been married for 7 years to Amanda Mavis. We have two beautiful girls named Sari and Macie. We live in Hayward, WI where Amanda works in real estate @ Woodland Developments and Realty and I serve as a children’s pastor @ Hayward Wesleyan Church, working with children and youth from birth through 8th grade.
In conjunction with my role as a children’s pastor, I am working for The Wesleyan Church denomination and their department of Spiritual Formation in Children’s Ministry. I serve as the Connections Coordinator and Team Leader for their children’s ministry team. Together we serve to resource, influence and encourage churches, leaders and volunteers in children’s ministry.
I graduated from Multnomah University with a bachelor’s degree in Bible & Theology and Youth Ministry in 2003. Prior to Multnomah, I attended the Wisconsin Wilderness Campus of Philadelphia Biblical University in Cable, WI in 1999-2000 as well as the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK for one year (1995-1996) after graduating high school in 1995.
I enjoy taking children and groups on adventures and experiencing life together with people. I like teaching the intricacies of the Bible and living out the kingdom of God for children and teenagers in their current culture, anything related to technology (blogging, reading, connections, graphics, etc.), new projects, and traveling.
One thing that I would love to do in the future is exactly what I am doing right now.