Thursday, August 31, 2006

The "Bio"

For those of you who don't know much about me I wanted to toss out a few factoids.

I'm a 25 year old graduate student working on his Masters of Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary. I got my undergraduate degree from Purdue University in Computer Graphics Technology with an emphasis in Interactive Multi-media Development. Purdue is in West Lafayette Indiana. That is where I grew up, went to high school, met my beautiful wife (Julia), got my bachelors degree, and worked in my first church experiences.

God called me into the Ministry in the last semester of my senior year in college. I had been volunteering at my wife's church, Federated Church of West Lafayette. There I had been working as a mentor to High School guys as part of the youth ministry, and unexpectedly we lost our Youth Pastor. With wisdom beyond my knowledge, the senior pastor asked me to lead the youth group. I at first rejected the idea expressing no interest in working in ministry but God had other plans. God lead me to take the job in Youth Ministry and I fell in love with the teaching and guiding of people on their journey through life. Dealing with examining how one can live out their faith 24/7 365.

Through soul searching and God's leading Julia and I decided it was time for me to get my Masters of Divinity and we found a loving and wonderful community at SFTS. This year at SFTS I look forward to helping with Holy Grounds (an on-campus student ministry of hospitality for the community) and working with Mission Bay Community Church.