It all started when…
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Family: Married to Whitney. We have 2 children Jax (3) and Sadie (infant).
Education: Degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech. Masters in Religion from Liberty University.
Background: 7 years on staff at OHC as the student pastor for middle and high school. Prior to OHC I worked for 2 years as a behavior specialist and counselor with Crossroads Counseling in Harrisonburg Va. 2 years experience with Young Life and a year of internship at various churches in Va.
My passion at Orchard Hills: To see people fall in love with Jesus.
Something people might not know about me: Me and Whitney met the entire cast of The Office in Scranton, PA (I have some photos to prove it).
Favorite illustration of a biblical truth: Running a race without a doubt. I see life as a marathon with the end being the great prize. As Christians, we are continually running our race with the end being a great celebration in eternity with God in Heaven. In this great race we have hills, which are the “hills” in life that try to slow us down or make things harder. We have distractions on the sidelines that do the same. Sometimes we even stop and talk or sit with the distractions. We have other runners in the race, which of course are our fellow believers and people in the world. We could fly right on by them, but we don’t. We help them and encourage them to finish the race as well. The Holy Spirit all along is running this race with us to show us where to go, to pick us up when we trip, or to give us more energy to finish. We all are running different races with the same finish line. So keep on running y’all…
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:12-14