Director of Local and Global Outreach
Rochester, Washington (It’s a real place. Seriously.)
B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Western Washington University
M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Wheaton College
Everything works better when coffee is involved.
The first 18 years of my life I grew up in a tiny town in southwest Washington from which I always wanted to escape, which probably explains why I’ve spent much of the rest of my life studying other languages, living in other countries and spending time with folks from other cultures.
Seeing Christ at work in the lives of people around the world is an incredible blessing. I’m lucky to be married to Joelle, who shares that passion, and to have three kids who do amazingly well on long plane trips (well, two, at least since our youngest has yet to prove herself).
I’m fascinated by the ways in which Christ reveals himself in and through different cultures. I also love spending time with my family, being outdoors and learning about languages (including English).
U2, Future of Forestry, David Crowder, Lecrae
Napoleon Dynamite, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings trilogy
Original Star Trek. As in Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Bones, etc. What a hoot.
Basically anything by Tolkien, C.S. Lewis or Tim Keller. I also have a soft spot for both World War II history and survival stories.
I’D LIKE TO MEET
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Ernest Shackleton--two leaders who faced unimaginable challenges and yet stood firm and did what they had to do.
Speed reading. That’s a superhero power, isn’t it? Oh, and bo staff skills.