I was born in Michigan and grew up in southern California and Wisconsin. Most of my young life was spent in Fond du Lac, WI. I attended college in Minnesota at Martin Luther College, where I played on the golf team and was involved in choral and instrumental music. After I graduated summa cum laude in 2010, I studied abroad in Leipzig, Germany, for a year. Then I attended graduate school at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in suburban Milwaukee and completed a one-year internship as a vicar/assistant pastor in Verona, WI, on the west side of Madison. During that exciting time, we started a brand new daughter church from scratch. In 2015 I graduated with a M.Div. degree and began the exciting ministry here in Ann Arbor.
In 2014 I met my future wife, Megan, at a conference. We were engaged on Coronado beach in San Diego (can't beat that!) and married in California in June 2016. I love spending time in Ann Arbor's downtown restaurant district, biking around town, out on a golf course, or attending a musical concert at Hill Auditorium. I can't wait to learn more about Jesus, share him in deeper and more relevant ways, and find out what the Lord has planned for us at Redeemer!