I grew up in a very supportive and loving family in Western Canada and spent the most formative years growing up in Kelowna British Columbia. My parents taught me to pursue Jesus and to be active in the Church. I am grateful for my rich heritage of faith as it set me up to investigate and understand who Jesus is and His significance.
I have two amazing sisters who are married and live in Saskatchewan and in the lower mainland of B.C. My parents, now married for 41 years, live in Chilliwack B.C.
I am currently serving a great team and a great church in the Interior of B.C. I serve as the Lead Pastor at Kamloops Alliance Church. Kamloops is 3.5 hours from Vancouver. We are a growing, missional and engaged church serving the people of Kamloops and beyond.
I attended Ambrose University in Calgary Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor of Ministry in 2007. After moving to the lower mainland in 2010, I enrolled at The Resurgence Training Centre in Seattle Washington. The Resurgence was the training institute from Mars Hill Church. I graduated with a certificate in Missional Leadership in 2012.
After taking a few years off, I started my seminary training at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale Florida. After three years of online studies, I graduated with Highest Honours with a Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies).
I continue to take classes through the Summer programs at Regent College and recently completed a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University (La Mirada, CA).
Lord willing, I am enrolled and slated to start my Doctor of Ministry degree at Talbot School of Theology in January of 2023, studying in the Engaging Mind and Culture track.
After meeting Krista in October 2009 on an educational trip in Israel, I proposed to her two months later on December 23, 2009! It’s true that when you know, you just know (although our kids will hear a very different story than this!). We were married on July 23, 2010.
After laughing, growing, and traveling we welcomed Hannah Rae on Valentine’s Day in 2014. She brought life and joy to our family. We weren’t done yet however and were ecstatic to meet Micah Warren on January 13, 2016. On December 19 2017 beautiful Mattea Belle joined our family. Life is chaotic, full, and beautiful with our three young kids.