My wife, Rachel is an amazing woman. She is beautiful, funny, caring and loves Jesus. We were married in 2000 and have two boys: Asher and Beck.

I grew up in a loving, Christian family on the rural plains of Eastern North Dakota. I was a church kid, attending a Christian grade school, at church every Sunday and Bible Camp in the summer. At the age of 22, I married my best friend, Rachel, and in the process had to face the lack of ownership of my faith and ability to lead my new wife. I found myself face to face with my sin, my failures, and the understanding of my need for Jesus. Shortly after our wedding we moved to Arizona to start our life together. In the challenge of making a new marriage work, we found ourselves at the Gilbert congregation and quickly began to grow in in the Lord and together as couple. It has been a huge blessing to be a part of this congregation.