Minister of Youth
I was born in San Francisco, CA into a military family. I was raised by a nutritionist mother and a teaching father, and spent the majority of my life living in Brownsville, TN just outside of Memphis. I was raised in a Christian household, but did not give my life to Christ until I was 16 years old. When I went to college, however, I did what most young men do. I made bad decisions. It wasn’t until I was in my junior year that I was given a life changing moment. I started serving as a staffer at Deer Run Retreat. While serving there my spiritual foundation was set; I first felt the call to ministry; and was blessed in meeting my wife, Tiffany- who continues to challenge me and sharpen me each day.
After college, I moved to Middle Tennessee and started working as an English teacher and a coach. I continue to work as a teacher now at Summit High School in Thompson’s Station. In 2015, I started serving the students on Wednesdays and was eventually offered a ministry position to continue working with the students.
I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve with a great staff and serve a great congregation.
I work with students in middle school and high school. My work is to help students find their identity in Christ through discipleship, relationship building, small group discussion, and service.
Americana and Funk
Favorite Things to Eat:
The Martian, Fahrenheit 451, A Separate Peace, The Red Rising Series
Favorite TV Shows:
The Office, Park & Rec, The Prestige, Shutter Island, Interstellar, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardian of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, The Dark Knight Trilogy
What else would you like people to know about you?
I studied theatre in college and competed in Collegiate Judo. I love the mountains. I'm a bowling coach.