I was born and raised in a small town in rural Iowa. Jesus became my Lord and Savior when I was 5 years old and I continued to grow in my knowledge and love for Him throughout my adolescence. When I was 19, I moved to Southern California to attend Eternity Bible College. In school I gained a heart for full-time ministry, met and married my wife and then moved back to Iowa. Natalie and I lived in Iowa for 10 years directing a small Bible camp. During our time there we developed a Jr High and High School youth group, an after school program for elementary kids, planted a church and led worship together at the church. I spent many of those years designing and building a few of the buildings on the camp, including the church building and dining hall.
We moved to Solvang in January 2019 and it is our heart's desire to know Christ and to make Him known throughout the Santa Ynez Valley through evangelism and discipleship of youth.