I’ve been in ministry for 22 years. I spent the first 18 years of my ministry career at Eagle Brook Church and the last four at Hosanna Church. When I started at Eagle Brook, there was only one campus, and I was along for the crazy ride of going from a single campus to 8 when I left. I’ve had a variety of roles during my ministry career, Director of Small Groups, Campus Pastor, and most recently Executive Pastor of Engagement. In my most recent role, my team was responsible for creating strategies on how to raise the engagement with people both inside, and especially outside, the church. I also have been part of the teaching/preaching team at both Eagle Brook and Hosanna. In fact, teaching and preaching is one of the reasons I was put on this earth. I exist to reach people for Jesus by communicating his principles and equipping his church. Reaching one more for Jesus is a driving desire for me, and helping people live more like Jesus.
I have been married to my wife, Amy, for 32 years. Amy is the Director of Consulting for the Unstuck Group, who helps churches get unstuck. We have 3 adult kids, all married, and we have 3 grandkids with 1 more on the way! As far as hobbies go, I enjoy golfing, hunting, and going to the Boundary Waters. Amy I and I are locals (Lake Elmo) and so yes, we are tortured Vikings fans, but I have come to accept I may not see the Vikes go to the Super Bowl in my lifetime. So sad.
I am so thankful and humbled that God has led me to this role as Lead Pastor at Crossroads. I am looking forward to joining and leading Crossroads Church.