About Erik

I met Jesus as a freshman in college at a school 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 university community.  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.  Alongside this role, I’ve also served as a church planter and pastor with a few different churches in the area.

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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