Pastor of Care And Wellness
I accepted Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior when I was in 7th grade at a Summer Camp. I like to call that moment for me, that I had a “head on collision” with the Jesus Christ! Since then, I’ve been in this process-walking with Jesus as I go, and I’m still in that process today. I’ve been in ministry since 1987, but more specifically in youth ministry since 1997 (volunteer, part-time and full time). I grew up in Arvada and met my high school sweetheart Stacey, to whom I’ve been married to since 1993. I have two of the best daughters I could ever ask for. I’m so humbled and blessed to be a part of this awesome staff and incredible church. Being the Family Ministries Care Pastor is an honor and a humbling position and I want nothing more than to see moms, dads, kids, the whole family have a “head on collision” with Jesus and walk in unity with Him and His purposes every day.
What is your favorite season & why?
Summer all the way! Because for me and my family, that means we hit the beach somewhere and love being in the sun playing in volleyball tournament, swimming, playing golf or just relaxing on a patio/deck with my family.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be the “Six Million Dollar Man” (AKA: Steve Austin) so much when I was a kid that I literally asked my mom if I could change my name to “Steve”. I wanted to have speed and great eye-sight to which is a bit ironic because I don’t have both of those features now.
What is your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge is to continue to be the spiritual leader of my home and love my wife and daughters as they continue to flourish in their relationship with Jesus. Sounds cliché, but it’s my biggest challenge/task that God has given me and I’m continuing to learn from my mistakes as well as my victories as I continue to guide my family.
What is your favorite quote?
“It is the mark of a grown-up man, as compared with a callow youth, that he finds his center of gravity wherever he happens to be at the moment, and however much he longs for the object of his desire, it cannot prevent him from staying at his post and doing his duty.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer