I love teaching at Multnomah University because of the strong integration of biblical truth and professional training.
Teaching, mentoring, and discipleship have always been my passions. I have served in a variety of roles in church ministry since 2005, and have been involved in both ministering to individuals as well as developing individuals to minister to others. I have a deep fondness and appreciation for the generational impact of coming alongside people in helping ministries. I saw this early on while serving in youth ministry—the impact one could have on a young person’s life to help shape the course of their tomorrow. Years later, while specializing in marriage counseling in my private practice since 2014, I have experienced the privilege of coming alongside broken families and working towards redemptive reconciliation. What I’ve learned in these and countless other contexts is that generational impact can happen by walking alongside someone at any stage of life, and that impact on that one individual, couple, or family, goes on to influence their families and their future relationships here and around the world. As an instructor of counseling, I consider it a great honor and privilege to not only invest in the lives of students, but also develop them to invest in the lives of others with the transformational power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In addition to teaching at Multnomah, I am currently pastoring a church in Kelso, Washington, as well as maintaining a private counseling practice in Vancouver, Washington.
My wife and I have been married since 2010, and have two precious children together. Some of my favorite activities include cooking, woodworking, playing guitar, building Legos (mostly with my children), and traveling.
Favorite Verse: “He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘you are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter)”
John 1:42 (ask me about it)