Mavis-Family-March-2015

Teaching folks about the God revealed through the Word and having an outrageous amount of fun all while leading and resourcing parents and families and other ministry leaders/practitioners.

personal

Personal

I’m married to Amanda Mavis and we have two daughters named Sari and Macie. We live in Hayward, WI where Amanda works in real estate @ Woodland Developments and Realty.

We are deeply committed to biblical community and love engaging with people we know and don’t yet know.

Our family enjoys a weekly rhythm (that we call traditions) of game night (Monday), date night (Tuesday), ladies night (Wednesday), family night (Thursday), family movie night (Friday), donut day (Saturday), and God’s house day (Sunday). The girls LOVE keeping us on schedule with these weekly activities! In fact, one of our girls was asked what makes your family unique, and she answered: “Our traditions and our stories.”

professional

Professional

I serve as a Pastor with Youth and Children and their families @ Hayward Wesleyan Church, where I’ve been for the past 12 years. My passion is to teach students about the God revealed in Scripture and having lots of fun living life with students and their families in our community.

In conjunction with my role as a pastor, I work for The Wesleyan Church denomination and the division of Church Multiplication and Discipleship in Children’s Ministry. I serve as the interim director of children’s ministry where we connect, train and resource anyone who disciples kids.

Additionally, I have acquired the knack and experience for trouble-shooting technology needs, particularly in the area of web development. To facilitate this growing need, my wife and I have formed a small company called A Little Fish.

education

Education

I received a Masters of Arts in Child, Youth and Family Ministry in 2015 from Wesley Seminary.

I graduated from Multnomah University in Portland, OR with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible & Theology and Youth Ministry in 2003.

Prior to Multnomah, I attended the Wisconsin Wilderness Campus of Philadelphia Biblical University in Cable, WI as well as the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK for one year after graduating from Mustang High School in 1995.

I am an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church.

One of my passions is translating ancient narratives into modern equivalencies and helping students realize their need for the Gospel amidst an environment of honest and relevant learning with hopeful resultant change by the power of the Holy Spirit.