Hey there! Welcome to my blog. In life, I wear a few different hats: A husband, 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 2.5 years have been a glimpse of our future, then I’m going to be one happy guy.
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.