Describe what you do at Grace.
My time serving Jesus at Grace Bible Church is diverse and rich! I absolutely love providing leadership in the Solid Ground, an exciting bunch of college and young adults. We hang out regularly throughout the week, encouraging each other towards a greater knowledge and love of Jesus. I also have the privilege of helping lead our music and assimilation ministries. I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve Jesus and help others to do the same!
What experience, education, and/or work background do you bring with you to Grace?
God graciously allowed me to attend the Master’s Seminary and complete an M.Div. in 2017. Before GBC, I had the privilege to serve as a memorial service coordinator, pastoral intern, and many other places of service in the local church. I know Jesus and enjoy Him more fully because of these opportunities, and for that, I am so thankful!
What are you most passionate about when it comes to ministry?
I am most passionate about teaching people truths in the Bible, word by word, and helping them apply it to their lives.
Tell us about your family.
I am so incredibly thankful to be married to Abbi! I met her in college and we have now been married for 4 1/2 years. We are also unbelievably excited about our son Jadon, who just turned 1 years old! His favorite activities are petting dogs, rummaging through drawers, watching garbage trucks, and eating pizza.
Briefly, describe how you came to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
I grew up in a Christian home and believed myself to be a Christian. I truly thought that my actions, whether good or bad, mattered to God, so I would lose assurance of my salvation regularly. This would lead to asking Jesus into my heart countless times. Into my college years, I began to truly grasp that Christianity wasn’t about what I could do for God, but about what God did for me in Christ. I came to a breaking point where I realized that I could only be saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The good news of Jesus Christ transformed me, and has continued to ever since. My life has involved a constant process of repenting of self-righteousness and growing to rely on the grace of God.
What is your favorite sport or sports team?
Basketball is my favorite sport to play, but my favorite team is the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs!!!
Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
I have a funny laugh and clapping routine when I find something truly hilarious.