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. In 2010 I graduated from Martin Luther College in Minnesota with a focus on the biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. Then I studied abroad for a year 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 (MDiv) degree and began the ministry here in Ann Arbor. In 2023 I further graduated with a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. My research was in the areas of New Testament and preaching.
In 2014 I met my future wife, Megan, at a conference. We were engaged on Coronado in San Diego and married in California in 2016. We have two little daughters, Charlotte and Clara. I like to spend my free 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 writing a journal article for the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly.
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!