I was born in Michigan and grew up in southern California and Wisconsin. Most of my young life was spent in Fond du Lac, WI. I attended Martin Luther College in Minnesota for a pre-seminary program with a focus on the biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. After I graduated in 2010, I studied abroad in Leipzig, Germany, at Lutheran Theological Seminary. Then I attended graduate school at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in suburban Milwaukee and completed a one-year internship as a vicar/assistant pastor in Verona, WI, on the west side of Madison. During that year, we started a new mission church. In 2015 I graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree and began the ministry here in Ann Arbor. I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
In 2014 I met my future wife, Megan, at a conference. We were engaged on Coronado in San Diego and married in California in June 2016. We have two little daughters, Charlotte and Clara. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in Ann Arbor's downtown restaurant district, at local coffee shops, at classical musical concerts at Hill Auditorium, at one of Ann Arbor's 100+ parks with my daughters, or out on the golf course.
I love learning more about Jesus, sharing him in deeper and more relevant ways, and finding out what the Lord has planned for us at Redeemer!