So who am I? Good question.
I am married and have four children. I love reading and studying theology and the bible. I absolutely love playing guitar (a Taylor – if you must know). I really enjoy coffee – and not just to be cool (I roast my own beans at home). I was a youth pastor for about 9 years, an assistant pastor for about 4 years, and have been a Senior Pastor since 2011.
I was born in Houston, Texas – and lived there a total of about 9 months. Sorry, no accent. I have lived in many places but when people ask where I’m from I usually say Chicago since I spent my grade school and Jr. High years in the Northwest corner of Indiana (Valparaiso) and my High School years in the western suburbs of Chicago (St. Charles). I went to Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago (where I met my amazing wife Becky) and then served as a youth pastor for 7 years on the Northeast tip of Chicago. I went to Trinity International Divinity School for my Master’s Degree in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.
I am the Senior Pastor of Orchard Community Church in Rochester (or Greece) New York. I love to preach, I love to disciple others, and I love just doing life together with other believers and seeing how God works in and through us.
So who am I? I’m a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, saved by the incredible grace of God, who enjoys helping others to seek, find, and walk with Him.