Updated: Mar 3, 2021
I started at Denver Seminary in 2018 and am working toward an MA in New Testament. I was born in Saginaw, MI, but grew up in Taos, NM, and in Fort Collins, CO. I am a huge Michigan Wolverines and Denver Broncos fan. I love running (four marathons and counting) and grew up skiing (Taos Ski Valley and Arapahoe Basin!). I am proud that each of my kids learned to ski once they were potty-trained. My wife Jaime and I have been married since 2002 and we have three kids: Isabella (14), Abraham (10), and Nasya (7). We have a mini bernedoodle named Winston.
My wife and I have been in pastoral ministry since 2004 and in 2012 we launched Urban Outreach Denver, a non-profit organization dedicated to responding to the needs of the homeless and marginalized of inner-city Denver. We began meeting people in the streets, parks, and alleys by distributing food, clothing, hygiene items, and winter warmth in the cold months. Through this outreach we started a Thursday night dinner church out of our desire to give the homeless people we were working with a church of their own. These Community Dinners are centered around a banquet meal and feature a “Christ Story,” which teaches from the Gospels about the life of Jesus. These weekly meals began in May 2013. We love the ministry we are privileged to be part of because we have worked with hundreds of volunteers over the years from all over the country.