Life is too short to live in bad community- let me explain. I understood and received the Gospel at the age of eight, but growing up I thought that being moral was synonymous with being spiritual. At nineteen I came to the end of my proverbial Christian rope, and through an honest search discovered that Christ and the Gospel had much more to offer than just “right living”, although I had an ongoing secret struggle with pornography and felt hopeless to defeat it.
At that time, I was attending seminary, teaching Sunday school, and a professional pretender. I joined my first Watermark community group, and for the first time witnessed other men sharing openly and authentically with each other- the good, the bad, the ugly, and the really ugly. One of the greatest gifts of the Christian life is living in authentic community--God showed me through these men what true community looked and felt like- sharing their true selves and loving each other in a way that was amazingly attractive to me. Thus begin a healing process that led to true freedom and continues until this day. Come on in- the water’s great!
I’m married and we have four amazing kiddos- Cole, Evan, and Julia & Claire. I love the outdoors- camping, hiking, etc. and love to play volleyball, basketball, cycle (mountain and road) and take motorcycle trips with my wife. We also love to travel, and I consider myself somewhat of a Mexican food & BBQ connoisseur.