I’m constantly learning what it looks like to live life WITH God. He has led me on a pretty amazing journey so far from growing up at a youth camp not far from South Haven, to missions in Amman, Jordan. I never desired or expected to work in the local church world but I believe I’m right where God wants me to be.
I love to be outside with my wife and four kids, whether it’s a beach, a trail, or a park we try to get outside every weekend.
I could always go for a pork chop on the grill.
A turtle and fish! Someday we will give in to the kids’ plea for a dog…
Cyprus - a Mediterranean Island; it has tropical weather, ancient history, and delicious food. I’ve never been there but it looks AWESOME.
Growing up in a Christian family, I had the privilege to spend many of my formative years learning what it means to be a follower of Christ from a variety of church leaders. One in particular set out the importance of not merely making an acknowledgement of Christ, but actually building a relationship with Jesus. The years that followed were a radical journey from West Michigan, to inner-city Philadelphia, and even to the ghettos in South Africa. Through it all I’ve been challenged over and over again to rebuild my life in Christ, and continue learning every day what it means to be a son of God.
A dream weekend would involve ultimate frisbee and board games with friends. Or kayaking. Or grilling. Or… well close near anything that doesn’t involve going to the opera (sorry opera lovers).
Spaghetti with a nice bolognese and genuine parmesan cheese. Close second would be anything off the grill.
My family has two dogs: Lando and Chewbacca. Ironically, Chewbacca is the short one between the two, but both are excellent co-pilots.
I know this is cheating, but it’s an absolute tie between visiting Scotland or New Zealand. I love mountains and the Sea, and Scotland has both of those in spades. New Zealand is all about walking the locations from Lord of the Rings.