I am a husband, a father, and a local church pastor.

I graduated with a degree in History from Cal Poly Pomona and a Masters of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology. 

I was born into the church, married the little girl I met at church as a little boy, and we now parent three children who have also been born into the church. 

Life and church have been intricately interwoven together, for as long as I can remember. 

This has made me a little blind to some of the issues in the church. But this also simultaneously honed my ability to lovingly critique the church as a true "insider" who has witnessed its inner workings for all its gore and glory.

I find the Christian faith nuanced, shockingly practical, and wildly beautiful just like Jesus, the church's Savior. 

I enjoy speaking, writing, strategizing, vision casting, and mobilizing teams.

I also enjoy early mornings, reading, hanging with my wife, and any circumstance where the kids are napping.