I have the absolute privledge of being the Lead Pastor of The Table Church in Washington, D.C.. I met my wife Emily at Bethel University, Indiana, from which I graduated in 2009 with a degree focusing on philosophy, biblical studies, and ministry. We married in 2010.
From 2010 through 2020 I served at Good News Community Church, in Okoboji, IA. I served as worship pastor; community formation pastor; and interim lead pastor. My work focused on formation, mission, and shaping modern liturgy towards spiritual growth.
In 2015 I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, focusing on biblical studies and theology.
We have the joy of raising our six year old daughter and three year old son.
I've been fortunate that the majority of my life I've known, basically, what my calling is: to work on the behalf of the Church, helping her pursue holiness in Christ. It is my hope that, in some small way, my writings will help others pursue Jesus more fully and know His love for them more deeply.
Imitable is a word describing something worthy of imitation. To be imitable is to:
embody excellence that
calls for participation by others.
I believe that all that the Church does - through worship, discipleship, our engagement with culture - ought to be imitable. It should draw others into it causing them to want to be a part of it. Imitable.org will help the Church pursue this goal, suggesting practices and disciplines to help us become a more imitable people of God, pursuing excellence in our journey in such a way that the world can't help but want to be a part.