Professor / Writer / Pastor
Associate Professor of Theology
I grew up in Kansas City but spent 15 formative years in and around the great city of Chicago. In Chicago, I served two churches as a pastor to youth and young adults. In 2013, our family moved to California so I could pursue a doctorate. While in California, I served on a church staff teaching and directing discipleship.
In 2017, we left California and moved to Sioux Center, Iowa, where I serve as Associate Professor and Chair of Theology at Dordt University. This year I celebrated my 19th year of marriage to Melissa and we are blessed with two children.
My ministry passion is to re-enchant the world through the imagination-shaping depth of the gospel. In addition to regular pulpit supply, I travel to speak at churches, retreats, and conferences throughout the year. In this space I hope to make available recent and important sermons.