Where did you grow up and how did you end up here?
I was born in Salt Lake City, UT. My family moved to Phoenix in the early 90s as part of a team to plant a church.
What’s your job?
I am a pastoral resident. My primary responsibilities are to oversee the sound team (we always need volunteers!), develop curriculum for RCC University, and help lead the men’s ministry. Along with that, I am training to eventually plant a church or become a pastor.
Why are you at Roosevelt?
We came to Roosevelt after being a part of a large multi-state church that collapsed. After a few years helping re-launch the local congregation as an independent church, Tara and I came to Roosevelt. We love the truly diverse family, the way the elders care for and shepherd the church, and how Roosevelt’s core values (Jesus Devoted, Biblically Rooted, Diverse Family, Grace Motivated, City Servants) drives everything we do here.
How long have you been here?
I think we have been here 3.5 years now, and I’ve been on staff as a resident since March of this year.
How long have you been a Christian?
I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember. I first made a basic confession of faith at age four and, through God’s grace, I have remained devoted to Jesus.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, I am an unashamed Star Wars nerd, I go camping/off-roading every chance I get, and I have an unhealthy love of baseball, specifically of the Dodgers.
Name two things on your bucket list.
To be at a World Series clinching game for the Dodgers, and to do an overland trip along the Pan-American highway, driving to the northernmost and southernmost points of the North and South American continents.
What is your favorite book?
Probably Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon. It’s a collection of lectures that he gave at the end of the week to the students studying to be pastors/preachers, and it’s full of wisdom for anyone serving in ministry.
What is your favorite movie?
I love the entire saga of Star Wars, with Empire Strikes Back being my favorite hands-down. Honorable mention to spy movies like James Bond.