What is your role at FAC?
Worship and Care Pastor. As your worship pastor, my goal is to help create a space and time where we can experience God together. Worship is not the music or the singing, but the act of putting God at the center of our lives - to receive His love and grace and submit our lives to his good plans and purposes. Music is an incredible gift from God, so we use his blessing of music to praise Him with our voices.
As your Care Pastor, I'm honored to partner with our team of deacons and deaconesses to receive and respond to various needs among the church.
How long have you been at FAC?
Since September 2016.
What do you love about being a part of the FAC family of faith?
This community of Jesus-followers is fascinated by the goodness and beauty of God and His life-giving words to us in the Bible. I’m so glad to work among a community of people whose aim is to pattern their life after Jesus’ goodness, becoming life-givers to others as well. It’s amazing to see our strengths and weaknesses come together to honor God.
Tell us about your family and your interests outside of ministry.
I love my wife and two daughters. Spontaneous dancing and singing happens in our home every day. Other interests = playing the violin, arranging music, being outdoors, drinking seltzer water, imagining life in a tiny house...
What is your previous training, ministry, and mission experience?
Master’s in Music from Bowling Green State University; Music Ministry Director in Bowling Green, Ohio 2006-2010; Master’s in Counseling from Moody Theological Seminary; Disciple-Making Movements Apprenticeship 2013-2014; Living the great commission (Matt 28:19) in the Shenandoah Mountains, Metro-Detroit, briefly near the Mediterranean, and now in Auglaize County.