profile-pic-2016-small_edited-1Originally from Montana, I received my undergraduate degree from The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, CA) and my M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). I previously served as the managing editor for The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and adjunct professor of theology for Southern Seminary.

I currently serve as an associate pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley overseeing our young adult ministry, Grace Campus Ministries, online presence, and as the managing editor for our book publishing ministry, GBF Press. I also serve on the peer review boards of The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies.

My wife and I have been blessed with three delightful children, and we love exploring the outdoors, playing sports, and reading good books. When not spending time with my family, I can be found running or cycling around the San Francisco Bay Area.