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. After I graduated in 2010, I studied abroad in Leipzig, Germany, at Lutherisches Theologisches Seminar. 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 exciting year, we started a new mission church. In 2015 I graduated with a M.Div. degree and began the ministry here in Ann Arbor. I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 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. In 2019 we welcomed a daughter, Charlotte, to our lives. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in Ann Arbor's downtown restaurant district, at local coffee shops, or at classical musical concerts at Hill Auditorium.
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!