I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at church camp when I was 13. While my faith continued to grow, God deepened my heart for people that either haven’t heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or those that have already heard and just need a reminder of that truth.
Although I volunteered in both Kid’s Creek and as a Small Group Leader at The Lakes since its inception, it wasn’t until 2017 that I felt a calling to ministry and joined the staff full-time. Before then, I received my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Kent State University and managed insurance fraud investigations and claims operations.
I direct both the Children’s (Birth-5th Grade) and Small Group Ministries at The Lakes. I am committed to raising the next generations to take the Gospel to the world and have a unique opportunity to work toward that mission in each of these important roles!
I was born and raised in central Ohio, but now consider Michigan my home. I am married to my beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and we have two incredible children, Paige and Kyle. I consider it an absolute gift to get to serve at The Lakes alongside my family, as well as with others that I love deeply and who share a passion for the Lord.