Life Community Role
Wife Kristin, daughter Lucy, and son Emmett
How long have you been working at Life Community & what do you do here?
I have been here at Life Community since June of 2008 when the church called me to be their Lead Pastor. God has put a passion in my heart to lead people to be all that God has called them to be. I love it here because this community…this church is striving to connect people with the love of Jesus, and to make an impact here in Kirkland and beyond.
What relevant education or work experience prepared you for your position?
Besides LIFE!!! I have been a pastor since 1988 when I started to lead the college ministry at San Luis Obispo Nazarene Church. I have my Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Cal Poly. I received my full ordination in the Nazarene Church in 1995 while being the student ministries pastor at Visalia Church of the Nazarene. My ministry experience took me to the great northwest in 2004 when I went on staff at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, WA overseeing the youth ministry department as well as adult discipleship and connection.
Tell us about your hobbies?
I love anything on wheels especially motorcycles. Built my own chopper. Sports…
Favorite book of all time (not including the Bible)?
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
Favorite ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip from Baskin Robbins
Favorite band of all time?
U2, Third Day, Boston, David Crowder
Your favorite movie?
Lord of the Rings trilogy, Talladega Nights, Remember the Titans, Princess Bride, Napoleon Dynamite, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Chronicles of Narnia, Braveheart, & Gladiator
Where is your happy place?
Anywhere I am alone with my wife, daughter, and son … especially if it is in Hawaii.