I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana most of my life and went to nearby Taylor University in Upland to study History, Youth Ministry and Missions. Through my time at college and working at a church camp in the summers I discovered my passions for education & ministry but had a hard time deciding if I wanted to be a teacher, a youth pastor or a missionary. So I went to grad school for Student Development & Higher Education (again at Taylor) which has launched me into a career that really allows me to delve deeply into both education & ministry.
I married my lovely wife, Kelsie, who is a mental health counselor, as we moved to South Florida for my first job out of grad school where I was a Resident Director at Palm Beach Atlantic University. I spent three years living in a men's hall and supervising lots of rambunctious men but having great conversations about life while enjoying the South Florida scene: snorkeling, skim-boarding, surfing or longboarding.
I love being outside but I prefer cooler weather over the heat, so you'll see me hammocking, biking, boarding or out for walk quite often once the autumn begins to take hold... or driving West to take in the Rocky Mountains! I enjoy reading books, particularly WWII history and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I also have a passion for cooking, creating new recipes and coming up with unique sandwich ideas, but mostly providing delicious dinners for my wife and myself.
I came to LeTourneau in August of 2015 to become the Director of Residence Life. I am passionate about seeing people become more mindful of how they live their lives, learning to deny our culture of instant gratification and seeing people challenge themselves to grow in their relationship with God. This job gives me a great chance to be a part of all of that and I am grateful to be a tool in God's Hand as He changes people's lives.