While I don’t always take myself seriously (and neither does my beautiful wife), one thing I do take seriously is God’s incredible design of humanity and his meaningful purpose for each of us. Holding a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Management from Northwestern College (IA), I absolutely love developing people by helping them connect deeply with their creator and leveraging their unique God-given design to glorify the Lord.
Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, school districts, college leadership groups, and countless youth programs, experientially based team building and leadership development is my expertise. Combined with research interests in culture, Christian vocation, and theology of work, my mission is to help Christians transfer belief to tangible real life action, and in doing so live out the purpose of their salvation.
From the Sandhills of North Central Nebraska, I grew up working cattle, fixing fences, and exploring the endless possibilities on the ranch. After graduating from small-town Chambers, NE, I headed off to college in the middle of the cornfields of Orange City, IA where I pursued a degree in business. Upon graduation, I headed south to Dallas, TX to attend seminary. Knowing only that I wanted to work with people, it took three years into my seminary education to realize that I wanted to equip young adults to pursue meaningful work that is more than just a paycheck. As the Lord would have it, I connected with Bill Hendricks, a longtime career consultant and Executive Director for Leadership at the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement at DTS. Since that time, I have been infatuated with helping individuals understand God’s plan for work in this world and how their unique design, which we call giftedness, lends to each person’s role within God’s cosmic drama.
Currently, I serve as the Pastor of Forest Grove Church, a non-denominational Bible Church located in Lucas, TX. When I’m not striking up conversations with individuals about their life story and work, I enjoy reading books on theology and education, spending time with my wife Amanda and daughter Rylee and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.