My upbringing in rural Newark, IL, was filled with fun, laughter, sports, and movies. A pivotal moment came at the end of my high school years when I gave my life to Jesus. This set the stage for my journey into ministry, starting with my role as a Youth Pastor during college.
I spent two decades in the field of education, serving in both public and private institutions. My Master's in Educational Leadership allowed me to lead three Christian schools as their Superintendent.
In 2015, I answered the call to join Village Bible Church, initially serving as Campus Pastor at the Indian Creek Campus. I feel humbled to serve at VBC, a church my family has called home since 2005. Later, I transitioned to the Sugar Grove campus as the Connections Pastor. In 2020, I added the role of Online Campus Pastor. Our family absolutely loves being part of the Village family.
My wife, Shari, and I share a deep passion for vulnerable children. We are the proud parents of 11 children who were welcomed into our family through biological birth, international adoption, and adoption from foster care. One of my greatest joys is being called 'Grandpa' by a growing number of kiddos.
I aim to serve Christ faithfully in the role I've been given, and I eagerly anticipate what God has planned for Village.