I am

  • a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • an introverted people person
  • a computer programmer by education

A Disciple of Jesus Christ

I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ in my dorm room, at my computer, and with the door wide open. I was a sophomore in college.

Luke 14:28, 33 (NIV)
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? […] 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.

But it wasn’t until early 2005 that I took the time to “estimate the cost” of my commitment to Jesus. From there on out, I wasn’t content with giving just my free time, but my entire life.

I no longer wanted to execute the plan I had laid out. I wanted to execute the plan God had laid out.

Thus I’ve been in full-time church ministry since 2005. The first six years at Celebration Church and currently at Life.Church.

An Introverted People Person

My heart is ministry. It is to serve God and bring people closer to Him with everything he has blessed me with (2 Corinthians 3:5; 1 Peter 4:10).

One gift that God has given me is the ability to be able to sit in front of a computer for 40 hours a week. That puts me squarely in the “geek” and introverted classification. ;)

A Computer Programmer by Education

I went to college at Case Western Reserve University. Got my B.S. in Computer Engineering. And no, that doesn’t mean I went to college to learn how to fix your computer. ;)

I love . . .

If you got this far on my About page, congratulations. Here’s a little bonus information for you.

  • Driving a manual transmission.
  • Torrential downpours.
  • Driving with my windows down.
  • Cheese.