I was born and raised in West Chicago, IL and attended West Chicago High School. I was a double sport athlete (football, basketball) all through high school. As a senior I had many pre-season accolades for football and was a team captain. I was thoroughly involved with the Church and my grandfather helped my brother and I start FCA on my high school campus. He opened up a Church every Sunday night for Bible study and sent us off to the FCA football camp in Indiana, every summer. I was blown away by what the Lord was doing in the lives of my friends through this ministry.
I attended Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota where I studied Business and continued to play football for four years. I met my beautiful bride (Kelly) after spending a summer home in Chicago, the summer of going into my Junior year. Kelly was attending Azusa Pacific out here in California. After a couple years of distance, I moved out to California in pursuit of a business career. A few days before I flew out for an interview, the Lord put FCA on my heart through a magazine article that was hanging from my dorm room about my Grandpa, and the ministry of FCA. The rest is history! I have been on staff since 2007 and loving every minute of it! Kelly and I got married on July 3rd 2010!
Currently Kelly and I attend Rock Harbor in Huntington Beach and are leaders for the young couples ministry. We love to stay active! We love to travel, work out, surf, snowboard, play beach volleyball, and spend time with our friends. We both miss our families back in Chicago, but feel called to seek the lost in Southern California.