MY STORY

I grew up in a very supportive and loving family in Western Canada and spent the most formative years growing up in Kelowna British Columbia. My parents taught me to pursue Jesus and to be active in the Church. I am grateful for my rich heritage of faith as it set me up to investigate and understand who Jesus is and His significance.

I have two amazing sisters who are married and live in Alberta and in the lower mainland of B.C. My parents, now married for 38 years, live in Chilliwack B.C. My Dad has been serving in the local church for 37 years.

EDUCATION

After a long, bumpy and slow road of growing up, exploring other systems of thought, I pursued vocational ministry and have now been working in churches since 2007.

I attended Ambrose University in Calgary Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor of Ministry in 2007. After moving to the lower mainland in 2010, I enrolled at The Resurgence Training Centre in Seattle Washington. The Resurgence was the training institute from Mars Hill Church. I graduated with a certificate in Missional Leadership in 2012.

After taking a few years off, I started my seminary training at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale Florida. After three years of online studies, I graduated with Highest Honours with a Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies).

FAMILY

After meeting Krista in October 2009 on an educational trip in Israel, I proposed to her two months later on December 23 2009! It’s true that when you know, you just know (although our kids will hear a very different story than this!). We were married on July 23 2010.

After laughing, growing and travelling we welcomed Hannah Rae on Valentine’s Day in 2014. She brought life and joy to our family. We weren’t done yet however and were ecstatic to meet Micah Warren on January 13 2016. We are so excited to meet our third child in December of 2017.

I am currently serving a great team and a great church in Coquitlam B.C. I serve as the Executive Pastor at Coquitlam Alliance Church. We are a growing, missional and engaged church serving the people of Coquitlam, B.C. and the world.