I met Jesus as a freshman in college at a school that is known as much for its partying as it is for its academics–the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I was discipled and developed in the best of two worlds: The Navigators College Ministry, where I learned to study the Bible, memorize scripture, and share my faith with others. I was also very involved with Blackhawk Church, a large church that excelled among Madison’s intellectual elite. Blackhawk showed me the life-changing power of the worship setting, and shaped my philosophy of teaching and preaching.
Today, I live and work in Madison, Wisconsin. I serve at the National Office of InterVarsity, a vibrant college ministry with chapters all over the country. I also serve as Pastor of Worship & Communications at Hillcrest Bible Church.
Since I came to Christ in college, young people, and especially intellectually curious ones, hold a special place in my heart. I have a passion to communicate the good news of Jesus to their generation in a way that is both comprehensible and compelling. According to the Biblical writers, Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection was not just a form of “death therapy”–merely a way to make us feel better about what will happen after we die. Rather, Jesus’ life is an invitation to a new way of living here and now.
If I can serve your church, ministry, or community by providing teaching for a conference, retreat, or training seminar, it would be an honor to do so. See my contact page for further info.
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