Hometown: I was born into a Navy family in California, but spent most of my childhood in San Antonio, Texas, where my parents and sister still live.
My faith story: I didn't grow up in the church, so my faith story really starts when my wife (who did grow up in the church) and I got married. Slowly but surely, she introduced Christ into my life, and when our children were both young, we decided to find a church to attend. We were blessed to find Oakdale, and I'm proud to say that Kevin Baker baptized me the same day I became a member of Oakdale. Since that day, Jesus has given meaning and purpose to my life. He's continually pushed me to serve at Oakdale in new and challenging ways, but has always equipped me with everything I've ever needed. I believe deeply that Jesus' command to love others should be the guiding light for my personal (and our collective) faith. I can't wait to see where He takes me next on my faith journey.
Family: My wife, Amy, and two children - Emma and Noah
Passion: As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, I have a passion for UT athletics, especially football. Hook 'em horns!
Favorite pastime activities: I love to spend relaxing downtime with my family. Whether it's playing board games, watching television, or taking vacations to Disney World, I cherish the times when my entire family is together.
Little-Known fact: I have testified before Congress.