I was born April 4th , 1987 just outside of Chicago. From a young age I heard the truth of the Gospel from my parents as well as through the Sunday School and AWANA programs at Bethel (Yes, I have been attending Bethel my entire life). At a young age I put my trust in Jesus. As I grew older I realized more of the significance and sacrifice of this decision.
In high school God was at work and leading me to great things. At the end of my sophomore year I met Sarah, who would 6 years later become my wife. God was also moving in my heart, giving me a passion to work with youth full time. I saw how critical these years were and I wanted to dedicate my life to seeing Jr. High and high school students grow in their commitment to Christ.
In pursuit of God’s calling on my life, I attended Moody Bible Institute where I earned a Bible Major with youth ministry emphasis. Upon completion, I continued my education at Moody Theological Seminary and three years later graduated with a Masters of Divinity.
For the last three years I have been the Youth Pastor at Bethel. It has been a joy and an honor to watch these young men and women grow in their love for Christ. I am often in awe of God’s power as I have a front row seat to see Him at work in the hearts of those I lead.
In July 2013 Sarah and I were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Norah. It has already been an incredible journey to have her in our lives.