Husband, Father, Papa, Friend, Ministry Leader, Musician, Brother in Jesus
Let me tell you a little bit about me. I JUST moved from Idaho where I lived for six years in a small town by the name of McCall, to Loveland, Colorado. After YEARS of serving churches, I just “retired” from full-time church work to dedicate myself to my academic/teaching journey as well as new opportunities to serve the Lord in a new season of life. Besides the joy of being a part of the Biblical Studies Faculty of Azusa Pacific University, I also teach and mentor church leaders (online) for the Mission Training Center at Concordia University in Irvine (classes in Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation/Care) in addition to teaching high school students part-time at a charter school in Greely, Colorado.
I attend a great church in the Northern Colorado, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. My wife and I love our church and praise God for how the Spirit is using our gifts, passions, and talents to make a difference in the ministry of our congregation. In addition, I am often a guest preacher, teacher, and ministry trainer/consultant for Christian churches/congregations across the country on areas of Kingdom ministry which include leadership development and discipleship. I’m a firm believer in participating in the “Missio Dei” (the Mission of God). In other words, no matter where I live, I pray that I can have “eyes to see and ears to hear” what the Spirit of God is doing in my spheres of influence and relationships so that I can join Him in His redemptive work. I’m a musician, dreamer, catalyst, and family guy. So, in addition to living life for Jesus and being a committed Christ-follower, I live a full life as a family man and friend. I have written a several things that have been published, a book on Worship Experiences for Students and a major essay for a book entitled, The Gospel According to Superheroes, in addition to numerous articles and devotionals published in magazines, websites and blogs. I have a deep spiritual passion for participating in the work of God’s Kingdom, Discipleship training, Music and Worship ministry, growing to maturity in Christ, and living in a vibrant relationship with Jesus! Yes, I have a few academic degrees, but my identity is built on the grace of God, the love of my family and friends, and partnering with my Lord in His redemptive plan and mission. My desire to be a difference maker for Jesus in my world to the glory of God! You can always get a hold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org.