I was raised in North Bangor, New York. The Lord used the faithful witness and example of my grandparents to lead me to himself. After graduating St. Lawrence University, where I studied to be a math teacher, I moved to Los Angeles to study at the Master’s Seminary in preparation for full time ministry. There, my wife Karen and I served in the college ministry of Grace Community Church at USC. We came to Grace in 2013. I serve as associate pastor/elder over Youth, Children's, and Technology ministries.