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Biographical Info

I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and graduated from Mishawaka High School. I have a BS in Communications from Ball State and a Master of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical at Northwestern University. This is the fourth United Methodist church I have served. I was an associate pastor, working with youth at Auburn.  I have also served as senior pastor at Calvary in Elkhart and just recently at Galveston UMC.

I have two younger sisters, Cindy and Cheryl, who are both married and have kids.  My mother, Nancy, still lives in Mishawaka and plans to visit us at Covenant often.  I have a five month old Golden Retriever named Sadie who loves her new back yard.  I enjoy walking and being in nature.  I love movies, TV, and spending time with friends and family. I love College Football and know Notre Dame will go all the way this year.  I believe the church is a gift from God and that through the Church lives are changed, community is found, and joy is experienced.