Director, Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Assistant Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Ph.D., St. Louis University
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
B.A., Biola University
Hired in 1999
I grew up in California, in the Bay Area, where my son and I recently bicycled and skateboarded the streets of San Francisco for four days.
I came to faith in Christ as a little boy one summer at my church’s Vacation Bible School. It made complete sense to me when the teacher told me that I was a sinner. What amazed me then and still stuns me today is that God loved me enough to want a relationship with me anyway.
I love the Multnomah community where the young people I hang out with are not only my students, but also often become my friends. It’s in this environment that we have the freedom to address the complex questions of life and faith with honesty and without fear.
Henri Nouwen, Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bob Dylan are people that inspire me.
In my free time, I love bicycling with my wife, Robin, discussing history and art with my son, Drew, talking about the place of women in the world with my daughter, Breegan, and snow skiing with my son, Corey. I love art museums, listening to the blues, bird watching, and reading classic American novels.