I grew up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis and went to Concordia University in Mequon, WI for college. This is where I met my wife, Lisa. After graduating from college in Wisconsin, I attended Concordia Seminary in St Louis. I did my pastoral internship (aka vicarage) at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI in 2006-2007 (Skol Vikings!). Upon graduating from the seminary in 2008, my first call was to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield and Nixa, MO. I served as the Nixa campus pastor in a multi-site ministry.
While in Missouri, my wife and I had our two children: Audra and Caleb. We moved to Mankato from Missouri in Sept 2017 and I now serve as associate pastor at Hosanna. We love the fun and creative team ministry at Hosanna.