I'm old enough now that I've spent more of my life in Minnesota than anywhere else. I was born in Maine, but by family moved back to the Chicagoland area when I was three. Having lived there for about seven years, we moved to the North suburbs of St. Paul.
My wife, Dena, and I currently live on the north side of Minneapolis, in Columbia Heights. Until I found out I'm allergic to grain, I was a home-brewing fanatic. My favorite beers are (were) IPA because of the bold flavor and bitterness of the hops.
Dena and I love to have people in our home for meals, bonfires, and just to hang out. We're deeply involved in our local church, Centennial Church, and love learning new ways to steward the resources we've been given for the glory of God and the good of others. We love to go for walks, go one bike rides, sit and read books together, watch Netflix and football, and go out for ice cream.
I have my bachelors degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, and my masters of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. I am currently one of the pastors at Centennial Church.