Area of Ministry: One of the most exciting parts of my job is the ability to sit down with those who are members, or first time guests, and get to know their life’s story. I strongly believe that we are called as Christians to walk a path not of solitude but of community. I see my job at Aldersgate UMC is to build community in every form that I can. Community centered around having fun together, community centered around worshiping together, community centered around serving with each other. Through this process I revel in the ability of God to not only display who God’s own self is, but to help us gain a better understanding of who we are.
I love my job because I am employed to get to know people on a deeper level and employed to show those persons God’s love.
Activities: home improvement projects, woodworking, biking, camping and nature, and watching movies
Education: Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, B.A. in Religious Studies from Simpson College
Ordained Elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church