Hi, I’m Noel.
I am one of the pastors at Riverview Church (Riv) in the Lansing, Michigan area. We have a venue in Holt, a venue on the campus of Michigan State University, and we are launching our third venue in the heart of Lansing this coming fall.
Feel free to explore this site to connect more with what I am up to. Most notably, check out my blog where I post on a semi-regular basis for a few reasons:
- I blog to work out my faith publicly (pastoring a large church means everything is sorta out there already so I just put it out there before anyone else does)
- I use this blog to combat hypocrisy in my own life (I like to call myself a “recovering hypocrite” and this site helps people know me a bit better)
- I blog as an extension of the teaching I do at Riv (even though what I say on this blog is my opinion and not necessarily that of Riv)
- I blog and use social media (a lot) to connect with lots of people I never get a chance to talk with face to face
A lot of pastors I know have blogs that are just church or theology related. My goal is a little bit different. I want to live my life as publicly as I comfortably can. This blog is a microcosm of my life–my doctrine, my teachings, my parenting, my friends, my passions, my pet-peeves–it’s all here in one form or another. The only arenas I shy from are ones that my wife and I decide will help us live as normal a life as possible. At minimum, I try to post church teaching stuff on Mondays, 4 minute videos on Wednesdays, and randomness on Fridays. I don’t always hit all of these each week, but such is life.
This blog is only a small part of my online world, so make sure you connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other miscellaneous social media accounts (which you can find listed at the bottom of this page.
Peace out, homies (yeah, I remember when that phrase was cool).