I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up attending a “mainline” church where it was simply one of the things that you did! I never heard the Gospel message until I was almost 19! When I finally realized what Jesus had done for me, it was the easiest decision I have ever made.
In November of 1987, I felt a “call” to come along side the church in a full time sort of way. At the time I was a naïve 19 year old just excited to have a purpose. Little did I know that that call would bring me t0 25+ years of ministry and a heart for doing whatever it takes to get the Gospel out. I think that at the core of who I am is being catalytic and creative around the Gospel. This includes church planting.
My wife Kristen and I have been married for over 18 years and have 4 amazing kids. Alexa, Ethan , Avery and Erik. Part of our journey has been about figuring out what God would have us do with our lives, and, to be honest…is still in process. So we take it one day at a time.
I have been a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Church Planter. I travel regularly to Ethiopia to serve alongside of my friends and partners in and around Addis Ababa.
As of 2016, I’m a licensed Realtor in the state of Colorado working with the Ethiopian community in the Denver area to buy homes, I’m also developing myself as a life “coach” and simply trying to be a husband and father who is present.