Hey there! Welcome to my blog. In life, I wear a few different hats: A husband to Meagan, father to Caleb, son, brother, youth pastor, and cancer survivor. Each one of those has influenced me in big ways – and have shaped me into who I am today. You’ll see that throughout my posts, I have no doubt.
WHY I BLOG
I blog not only to process my own thoughts and ideas, but to offer hope and courage to the reader. I’m a Christian – and that has major influence on how I think, speak and act. I’ll often write about what God is teaching me about following him, and what you and I can do to love Him + love each other more effectively. Spiritual growth and habits will drive a lot of posts.
WHAT I DO
I’m a youth pastor. I currently work at Willow Creek Community Church – in their Junior High Department. I am a part of a fantastic team of co-workers that work hard each week to inspire Jr High students to allow Jesus to lead and guide their lives.
My wife, Meagan, and I got married on August 8, 2014. She is funny, brilliant, quick-witted, sarcastic, beautiful…and so much more. I truly enjoy hanging out with her, and if the last 4.5 years have been a glimpse of our future, then I’m going to be one happy guy. In 2018 we welcomed our first child, Caleb Michael. He’s brought immense joy into our lives, and we couldn’t be happier about God’s gift to us through him.
I was born and raised in Michigan – and I still have strong ties to Michigan teams (Go Blue!). My immediate family still lives in the mitten – My parents, older brother, and younger sister. No family is perfect…but I couldn’t have asked for a better one.
Disclaimer #1: The views I express on this blog are my own, and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employer, Willow Creek Community Church.
Disclaimer #2: I currently have existing advertising relationships, so some posts may be advertisements.