I enjoy 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.
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 girls love all things pink, princessy, and currently FROZEN. Spontaneous dance shows happen often in our living room. Our family also enjoys a weekly rhythm of game night (Monday), date night (Tuesday), ladies night (Wednesday), small group 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!
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 interwebs expert. Together 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.
I graduated from Multnomah University with a bachelor’s degree in Bible & Theology and Youth Ministry. 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.
I’m currently enrolled at Wesley Seminary pursuing a graduate degree in their Masters of Arts in Child, Youth and Family Ministry program. I aim to graduate in December 2015.