I am honored to serve God as an ordained Pastor with the people of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church & right here within the city of Neenah! Born & raised in Green Bay, WI, I feel quite at home in this GB Packer loyal community! I grew up as a member of a downtown city Lutheran Church, in a congregation that nurtured, loved and cared for me. Although I think I was an unlikely person to be called forward into this ministry, I was called forward by the Holy Spirit, through others who recognized God’s call for me even before I did. So, changes were made, my route thru school amended from pursuing a degree in the sciences to an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in Human Development. My undergraduate work was completed at the University of Green Bay. Venturing into Minnesota Viking Territory, I braved the time in St. Paul, Minnesota, and obtained a Masters of Divinity Degree from Luther Seminary in 2004. I was gifted with the call to serve Bethany/St. Paul’s Lutheran parish in Aniwa, WI previously. For me, church is a place full of the people of God who accept, love and support you. It’s a place that God always promises to meet you. Church is how and where God nurtures, challenges, and calls, not just pastors, but all people to the lives we are meant to live. I invite you to this place, and experience it for yourself!!
I graduated from Moorhead, MN High School in 1990. From there I attended Moorhead State University where I graduated in 1995. Before entering seminary I taught Physical Education and Health for three years in Lancaster, MN. Along with teaching I coached football and basketball. I entered Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN in 1999. I Interned at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Plover, WI in 2001-02. Upon graduating from Luther Seminary in 2003 I began my first call at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI. I have been serving Gloria Dei Lutheran Church since March 2008 along with my with Pastor Tabitha. Pastor Tabitha and I have two children, Morgan and Marcus. Along with being a dad I enjoy watching and playing sports, fishing, and reading.