I am passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus in a real way in their lives. Ten years ago Jesus dramatically changed my life. I had gone through many dark years of failure and a generalized feeling of being lost. I decided to attend a church that had small groups as a major part of its identity. Through those small groups, I met people who were living out their faith in a way that was real and powerful. They loved me unconditionally while helping me to understand the love of Christ. Through these experiences and many others, God helped me to understand that I had a different purpose in life than what I was living. After years of healing and spiritual growth, I felt that God was calling me to leave my career as an assistant golf course superintendent and begin the journey of becoming a pastor. So, in 2015, my wife Gina and I left our familiar surroundings so that I could become a pastor and begin my seminary studies. We have lived in the Lake Crystal community since the Summer of 2017 and we now have two young daughters. I consider it an incredible privilege and blessing to be able to tell people about God and help them grow in faith! I look forward to the opportunity to hear your story if you decide to give Cornerstone UMC a try!