I grew up in central Illinois, and I have lived here most of my life. Though I don’t remember a time that I wasn’t involved in church growing up, it wasn’t until the end of high school and beginning of college that I came to more fully embrace the good news of the gospel of Jesus, seeking to follow Jesus in the daily realities of my life. Since then, I’ve studied at Greenville University and Denver Seminary, which have been formative experiences for who I am today and how I minister to others. I consider it a privilege to serve at GCBC, and my work allows me to serve our church in a variety of ways: teaching and preaching, providing leadership for Christian education, engaging our students, serving on the missions committee, and providing general pastoral care. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading good books, and playing and watching sports. I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and grow together as disciples of Jesus.