Me / Bio
I’m a military kid, and with my father in nuclear submarines and then later an ordained PCA Navy Chaplain, I had moved 21 times by the time I was 21. I did most of high school in Japan.
My story is classic but real: me trying to ditch my parent’s faith in college, and discovering God’s grace is stronger than that. I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign having swung between Computer Engineering and Economics, but actually having learned a ton about deep Christian discipleship and community.
I did Microsoft-certified consulting on human-interaction with technology for a year and a half, but realized Microsoft Windows probably wasn’t going to change lives as much as me focusing on gospel ministry. I raised a financial support team with GCM and became a campus missionary based in my former student church: I-Life.
I recently served as the national Missionary Resources Director for Great Commission Ministries, working in ministry partnership with missional churches by mobilizing and training support-based missionaries. I currently direct communications strategy and special projects under the Executive Director of GCM.
I enjoy teaching and training in the following areas:
- intersection of information technology and theology
- history of communications technologies
- contextual theology
- doctrine of scripture
- future of social media
- small group coaching
- leadership development and coaching
- organizational dynamics and communication
- natural church development; indicators of a healthy church
- branding communications
- fundraising skills and principles
- donor communications
- myers-briggs, temperament and small-group leadership
- mentor discipleship
- Christian sexuality
- evangelism in a postmodern world
- understanding the missional church
- intentional communal neo-monastic living