I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico (yes, I have seen every episode of “Breaking Bad”) in an unbelieving home. As a preteen, my mom and dad came to faith. I began attending church religiously but did not yet know Jesus. At a weekend youth retreat, a student pastor sat down with me, opened his bible and explained the gospel to me. I was left with two powerful impressions. I was guilty of rebelling against God and He loved me by offering forgiveness through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. I turned away from living apart from God and trusted Jesus to forgive me from my sin and free me to live for him.
I sensed a call to ministry at the young age of sixteen. After working for a few years as an accountant at Price Waterhouse (now PWC) here in Dallas, I attended Dallas Theological Seminary and began three decades of pastoral ministry in the local church. I joined the Watermark team in April 2023 as the Director of re:generation. I have been married to Kara for thirty-five years. We have four daughters, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren. We love watching Jesus transform broken lives while serving the next generation of church leaders.