Follower of Jesus
I grew up in a home with parents who loved Jesus but, as many Christian kids do, I went sideways for a season. As a college student, I read through the New Testament of the Bible asking two simple questions: “What does it mean to be a Christian?” and “What is the church supposed to be like?” The answers I found on those pages changed my life and now I am stumbling after Jesus the best I can, trying to point people toward him along the way. You can read a longer version of my story here.
I met my wife (Grace) when we were students at Michigan State University. She hated me when she met me but I won her over. I can truly say God has given me a double portion of Grace.
I have four kids: a college student (Emma), two high schoolers (Jesse and Ethan), and a junior higher (Cole).
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, a venue in Lansing’s historic REO Town, and one on the westside of Lansing. I also serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Reliant as well as the US Midwest Network Director for Acts 29. With my free time, I serve as the President of the Holt Junior Rams Baseball organization (my three boys are all baseball players).
If you want to contact me, you can do so right here. Also, if you want me to speak at your event, the best way to go about that is to fill out my Speaker Request Form. I love traveling and speaking, but have to be careful how much I do for the sake of my family, church, and sanity.