After I graduated from Wendell High School (Wendell, ID) in 2001, I went on to get my B.A. in Christian Ministries from Boise Bible College.  While there, I met this amazing girl who would become my wife on January 3rd, 2004.

I pastored a church in Boise for five years and -- after a short stint at Industrial Ventilation Inc. -- took a job back in the Magic Valley at Twin Falls Reformed Church where I spent three and a half years serving as the Director of Outreach.  

During our stay in Twin Falls, we had two beautiful children (Abigail Adaiah, 9 yrs and Ezekiel James, 7 yrs).  I also had the amazing opportunity to travel to Israel in 2008 and Turkey in 2010 to study for four weeks under well-known historian Ray VanderLaan.

We are  now living in Moscow, ID, where I  serve as the President of Impact Campus Ministries and work with students on the campuses of University of Idaho and Washington State University. This job finally feels as though I've "found my wheelhouse".  We partner with Real Life on the Palouse (a local church in Pullman/Moscow) and I love to pursue my continued (albeit informal) education; I truly love to study and teach within the context of the academic environment of campus ministry.

My biggest passion was to start an intensive discipleship program in which I pursue the kind of first-century discipleship that I encountered in Israel and Turkey.  My family also continues to experiment with different models of intentional community with the students involved with our ministry.  God continues to open up doors for BEMA Discipleship and pull the program and the possibilities forward.  I lead regular study tours to Israel and Turkey and love to see people experience the world of the Text, both in person and in the classroom.