Apart from a few years spent in Hawaii, Montana and Maple Valley, I have lived most of my life right here in Marysville. As a young kid, I played baseball in Cedar Fields, rode bikes all over North Marysville, worked at the bike shop on 4th St. and attended Marshall Elementary. I was a bit of a troublemaker and not always the favorite kid in the neighborhood. At the age of 16, I came to church with a friend. That night I understood that Jesus was real and I had a choice to make: serve Him with my whole life or walk away from a real God who had sought me out. Later that week, I went out and bought a new Bible, a Bible dictionary and a ridiculously hard to read a theology book and began to diligently study to know God. I threw out all my rap tapes (Yes, tapes), 2 Live Crew was my favorite and began listening to music about God’s heart and our response back to Him.

Once I became a follower of Jesus, I never turned back.

During my senior year at MPHS, I felt God directing me into pastoring. So, after graduating in 1993, I started working on my pastoral degree from Northwest University. It took me longer than the 4 years to complete my 4-year degree because I felt so strongly about getting through college without any debt that I took off a semester here and there so that I could work full time.

I felt God directing me into pastoring.

Over the last 20+ years of being in this church, I was a volunteer youth leader, the janitor, and the youth pastor, and after a brief stint away, I came back in 2009 to be the lead pastor. I met my wife at The Grove Church, we were married here over 18 years ago, and all four of our kids were dedicated during services here, too!


My family and I love this community deeply, and we continue to dream for great days ahead helping people see God’s love through us!


Snow Skiing
Child Wrangling

Favorite Books:
Love Does, Bob Goff
Spiritual Rhythm, Mark Buchanan
Wild at Heart, John Eldredge

What thought or message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?
There is a slim chance you will enjoy this cookie.

If you could go on a road trip with any person dead or alive who would you choose and where would you go?

Jimmy Fallon -Pacific Coast Hwy.

If you were to perform on the circus what would you do?
Clown juggling on a unicycle.

What article of clothing most describes you?
Fleece-lined slippers.

What is your favorite food combination?
Burgers & Fries.

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best and why?
Sneezy, because I have terrible allergies five months of the year.

If someone were to describe your dance moves. Which celebrity would they say you dance like?

Will Smith as The Fresh Prince.