I was raised the son of an Army officer and a banker. Our family settled in the town of Steilacoom, where I excelled at pursuing and creating trouble. This forced me into the loving arms of Jesus and I began a life of following Him. After college at Northwest University, and two stints in West Africa, I served as a youth pastor, then associate pastor, and helped plant a church. To make ends meet, I joined a small medical practice management software company in which I was able to gain ownership. Coding gets in your blood - it is a passion I have carried since I was 13; when I get a chance to hack at interesting problems I truly feel at home.
In 2003 I was incredibly blessed to marry the beautiful love of my life, Sara. We began attending Canyon Creek at our inaugural service. This church has been the epicenter of our relationships, service, and ministry; each year, with great joy, we’ve seen massive transformation at Canyon Creek through a faithful devotion to God’s purpose for our church.
Our son Blaise was born in December 2007, and I learned what great love and joy is possible. We delight in being a small, tightly-knit family. We enjoy story-telling, reading, and anything outdoors. Our family camping trips are memories I wouldn’t trade for anything. We pray each night together, and we pray for our church, for which it is a great honor to serve.