Grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas. I am a Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor, currently serving LifeBridge Community Church in Sealy, Texas. I am married to a wonderful woman and have two great boys (b.1999 and b.2001). Our youngest has Trisomy 21 (the most common form of Down syndrome).

PERSONAL

OBJECTIVES

  • Further the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Take daily steps to be the most faithful servant and disciple of Jesus possible.
    • Be in Scripture daily and in prayer continually.
    • Be present, available, and loving to my family as Christ is to and for me.
  • Work with the Body of Christ and others to end sex trafficking.
    • Share the love, healing, and forgiveness of the Lord Jesus with those caught-up in sex trafficking.
    • Advocate for victims of sex trafficking.
    • Work to have laws enforced and changed to end sex trafficking.
  • Work with the Body of Christ at LifeBridge Community Church to be the love, hands, and feet of Jesus in our community and the world.
    • Help the family of LifeBridge and people in and around Sealy, Texas, put their faith and gifts into action.
    • Do godly work that makes a difference in my family, community, and world.
    • Work with other members of the Body of Christ in other congregations and organizations to focus and align the work to be done.

EDUCATION

Concordia Seminary — St. Louis, MO
Fall, 1991 — Spring, 1996
M.Div.
Concordia University — Seward, NE
Fall, 1989 — Spring, 1991
B.S.
Texas A&M University — College Station, TX
Fall, 1987 — Spring, 1989

CONGREGATIONS SERVED

LifeBridge Community Church

lifebridgesealy.com // 2162 FM 2187 Rd, Sealy, TX 77474 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Pastor // September, 2018 — Present

St. Mark Lutheran Church & School

 1515 Hillendahl Blvd.; Houston, TX 77055
stmarkhouston.org // 1515 Hillendahl Blvd, Houston, TX 77055 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Associate Pastor // January, 2015 — September, 2018
Senior Pastor // July, 2006 — January, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church

trinity-athens.org // 2535 Jefferson Rd, Athens, GA 30607 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Pastor // November, 2001 — July, 2006

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

trinitydowntown.com // 123 E. Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Interim Senior Pastor // December, 1999 — October, 2001
Associate Pastor // July, 1996 — November, 1999

St. John’s Lutheran Church & School

sjlarnold.org // 3517 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Assistant to the Pastors // Fall, 1995 — Spring, 1996
Vicar // Fall, 1994 — Spring, 1996

Hope Lutheran Church & School

hope–lutheran.org // 10701 St Cosmas Ln, St Ann, MO 63074 // LC-MS Congregation Information

Field Work Student // Fall, 1992 — Spring, 1994

CHURCH OFFICES, ACTIVITIES, ETC.

  • Presenter at the 2020 Healing After Abortion Virtual Conference
    October 30, 2020
  • “Coach” orientation via the Texas District of the LCMS to help church planters
    09/2012 – 08/2018 [approx.] 
  • “Graduate” of the Pastoral Leadership Institute
    06/2007 – 07/2011
  • LCMS Pastoral Voting Delegate
    2007 Convention
  • Involvement with “D.A.D.S.” {“Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome”}
    Fall, 2006 – Present
  • Involvement with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston {DSAH}
    Fall, 2006 – Present
  • Certified Child Educational Advocate through the “Parent Leadership Support Project;” Georgia Advocacy Office of the Georgia Governor’s Office
    12/2005
  • Board of Directors, Bethesda Lutheran Homes & Services, Inc.
    11/2003 – 07/2007
  • FL-GA District Stewardship Advisory Council
    2003
  • Certified Stephen Ministry Leader
    Spring, 2000
  • LCMS Pastoral Voting Delegate
    1998 Convention
  • FG Great Commission Convocation Planning Committee
    11/1998 – 08/1999
  • LCMS Chaplain, University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL
    02/1998 – 12/1998
  • Florida-Georgia District Website Administrator
    10/1997 – 08/1999
  • Member of the Florida-Georgia District (FL-GA) Technology Task Force
    08/1997 – 03/1998
  • BOD, Orlando Luther Middle & High School; Orlando, FL
    04/1997 – 08/1999