My wife Carla and I married in 1999 while I was the Jr. High director here at Northlake. I graduated from Seattle Bible College in 2000 and became the youth pastor shortly afterward. We have 2 children – Haley and Jackson. I was the youth pastor here for 10 years and after taking on an executive role with staff, I transitioned to become the Lead Pastor in 2011.
Where I am From
I am a Seattle native and have lived most of my life in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Shoreline.
We like to play games as a family, watch movies, laugh at each other and to live life with our extended family and friends. I really enjoy a clean car, organized spaces, cooking, laughing till my sides hurt and watching or playing a wide variety of sports.
Where I’d Like to Travel
This is very difficult to answer. I love traveling and the list of places I would like to see is very long. I especially enjoy South East Asia and other tropical locations.
I am incredibly picky and selective, so I limit my favorite foods exclusively to Indian, Thai, Mediterranean, Mexican, French, Scandinavian, BBQ, Chinese, Chicago deep dish pizza, Irish, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Burgers, Japanese, Italian, Cuban, Hawaiian, German, Brazilian, Southwestern/Tex-Mex, Steak, Turkish, Pan Pacific Fusion, Philly style sandwiches/subs, Carnival foods and on the right day, vegetarian… but that doesn’t happen very often.