I'm from Arthur, IL (the heart of Illinois Amish country and no, I'm not Amish). I am married to my best friend Melissa since 2000, and God has given us four wonderful children: Eliana, Moriah, Elijah, and Josiah.
I am a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.S. in Biblical Studies) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts (M.A. in Theology), and am in the process of completing my second master's degree in Christian thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. I've been privileged to pastor some wonderful churches-one in Chicago and one in Peabody, Massachusetts.
I am an avid reader and love to study God's Word and teach people how to apply it to their lives. I enjoy all kinds of learning, interacting with all kinds of people, and keeping up with Chicago sports!
My Hope for the Aurora Campus
That God continues to do what He does best: bring glory to His name by transforming the hearts and minds of all kinds of people. I want to see people fall in love with God, surrender to Him, and then live a life that joyously reflects back to Him, what He means to them!