I am

  • a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • an introverted people person
  • a computer programmer by education

A Disciple of Jesus Christ

I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ in my dorm room, at my computer and with the door wide open on October 18th, 2000. I was a sophomore in college.

Luke 14:28, 33 (NIV)
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? […] 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.

But it wasn’t until early 2005 that I took the time to “estimate the cost” of my commitment to Jesus. From there on out, I wasn’t content with giving just my free time, but my entire life.

I no longer wanted to execute the plan I had laid out. I wanted to execute the plan God had laid out.

Thus I’ve been in full-time ministry since 2005. It’s gone something like this: intern, web genie, Church Online pastor, web developer and small groups/missions pastor.

An Introverted People Person

My heart is ministry. It is to serve God and bring people closer to Him with everything he has blessed me with (2 Corinthians 3:5; 1 Peter 4:10).

One gift that God has given me is the ability to be able to sit in front of a computer for 40 hours a week. That puts me squarely in the “geek” and introverted classification. ;)

But I genuinely do love and know my primary ministry to God is investing in the lives of others.

A Computer Programmer by Education

I went to college at Case Western Reserve University. Got my B.S. in Computer Engineering. And no, that doesn’t mean I went to college to learn how to fix your computer. ;)

I love . . .

If you got this far on my About page, congratulations. Here’s a little bonus information for you.

  • Driving a manual transmission.
  • Torrential downpours.
  • Driving with my windows down.
  • Cheese.