I grew up in Hartford City, Indiana and graduated from Blackford High School in 2002. Afterwards I joined the work force spending most of my adult career in the public safety. I’ve worked as a police officer, corrections officer and worked with at risk youth. I moved to Yorktown in 2009 after falling in love with the community. I currently serve as an elected official on the Yorktown Town Council, I love being able to have the opportunity to serve our community. I also serve on the SDMI Board as the Director of Adult Ministries and the Director for the NEI Married Couples Retreat. I’ve attended Ivy Tech Community College and Nazarene Bible College where I will begin classes again in the near future.
I married my beautiful wife Katie in 2012, we live in Yorktown with our three beautiful girls and three pups. Katie is the Assistant Director of Little Bloomers Child Care which is located at the church.
I was called into Ministry at 12 years old, during my childhood I was very involved in nursing home and hospital ministries. I also became involved with teaching children’s church, singing in the choir and any other ministries around my former church. After returning to the ministry I’ve coordinated two mission cruises, created various outreach opportunities, sing in our praise team, sat on the Reach Yorktown Ministry board, along with the ministries listed above. We are currently working on creating a bus ministry for the church. I’m very passionate about the calling God has put on my life and the position of Outreach Pastor at YCON. I believe that God has called us to minister outside of the four walls of the church and show the true love of Jesus.
My passion is for helping people! God calls each and every one of us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, I strive daily to do just that by reaching out by reaching in to others lives and showing his love! Some of my hobbies are grilling, fishing, camping, and traveling. I also love to go on cruises and spending time with friends and family. Missions has become a huge part of my life and love thinking outside the box of how we can do missions in different ways.
Favorite Books/Authors –
The Love Dare by Alex & Stephen Kendrick, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, The Day Before Eternity by Rod Parsley
Favorite TV Shows/Movies/Music –
TV Shows – Ice Road Truckers, Blue Bloods, Gold Rush, Preppers, Criminal Minds
Movies – I Can Only Imagine, Fireproof, I Still Believe, Breakthrough
Music – Tobymac, Bethel Music, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Newsboys, MercyMe, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Gaither Vocal Band.