In 2002 I married my wife Kyra a week after college graduation. We have triplets, born in 2007 (Cooper, Ellie, and Paisley), and our exclamation point, Zoe, born in 2010.
I was born in San Diego, CA, the youngest of four boys. Around 6th grade, we moved to Hot Springs, AR (culture shock set in right away). Amidst a pretty chaotic childhood God really grounded my faith while in Arkansas and I still have a bit of the south running through my blood. Just before my Junior Year of High School my mom and I moved to Tucson, AZ. After graduating High School I started at THE University of Arizona, where I studied Philosophy and Religious Studies, with a Spanish minor. While playing rugby and getting plugged into a college ministry, Cru, God instilled in me a deep desire to serve him through intentional, all-of-life ministry. Kyra and I became staff with Cru right after we were married and served there for ten years. We got to launch gospel-centered movements in East Asia and South Africa, while serving throughout the year on two college campuses in northern CA.
With our kids in tow we moved back to AZ. to be part of planting a church in the heart of downtown Tucson. We have loved this city for many years and are incredibly excited to be back in Tucson, staking our flag in the ground and committing our whole lives to Jesus’ glory and the good of our city. Redemption is the word most often used for God’s work of making new what has been broken. While there is much to love in Tucson (natural beauty, an incredible University, art, good food…I could go on and on), there is also a lot of brokenness. By God’s grace, we are grateful to play a part in His work of bringing hope and healing to this city and it’s people through the good news of Jesus.