For over 30 years, I’ve been speaking to youth all over the nation. God put a burning desire in me to help the hurting and the lost youth in my community. Going into schools, I have brought a message of self-worth and drug and alcohol prevention. Speaking at youth church camps over the years has been a delight, seeing thousands of kids make a commitment to Christ. I have served as youth pastor and lead pastor, counselor and chaplain. My greatest accomplishment in life is being married for 42 years to my best friend and watching our four grown children on their own life journey with our 11 grandkids.
I am currently serving as lead pastor of Living Hope Church. Through my years of experience of loving the hurting and lost, God has prepared me for such a time as this. I will continue to serve youth in the capacity that I always have, as that is a passion God has put in my heart.
After completing my seminary degree in Theology at Western Seminary, the Lord’s call on my life has provided me a wide range of experiences in leading diverse ministries. I have pastored, served as an overseas missionary, served as international director of missions, and as an executive director. In all these experiences I have been privileged to preach, counsel, teach God’s Word, travel all around the world and provide direction and support as a leader of ministers. While doing all this, the greatest blessing and support in my life journey has been my wife and four children, who I love and cherish!
I am currently the Executive Director of US Digital Outreach, overseeing a ministry facility with over forty ministries and also as Executive Pastor of Living Hope Church, where I lead the administration and staff. These two roles allow me to carry out a God-sized task and be a leader to leaders, minister to ministers, a servant to all; all to the glory of Jesus Christ.
Discipleship and Missions
I felt God’s call to ministry at the age of 18, and have served the Lord ever since. I completed a Master’s degree in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary. At Living Hope Church I lead many ministries including a Discipleship and Leadership training ministry that has taken over 600 new and growing Christians through an extensive 22 week course. I’ve led over 40 overseas mission trips that have included crusades reaching over 12,000 people at a single event, and worked with hundreds of churches in Nicaragua through a pastor’s conference highlighting church growth and evangelism.
Family means the world to me. Together with my wife of 39 years we have raised 10 children, 7 of whom are married and have given us 15 grandchildren and still counting!
I made my decision for Christ at age 15, after connecting with a local youth pastor. I completed 2 years of discipleship training, worship school, and ministry overseas with YWAM, and then returned to the Pacific Northwest. For the past 17 years music ministry has been my calling, and I’ve been blessed to be able to serve in this way. I’m passionate about helping people encounter the LORD, and see music as a very powerful tool.
God has blessed my wife and I with 3 great kids, and I also enjoy refereeing college soccer.
I’ve had a lifelong passion to know, love, and serve God, and my ministry life of some 25+ years has been all about serving children and their parents.
I’m married to my best friend and we have 3 children. My greatest joy is having my family serve in ministry alongside me. We are beyond excited to be a part of Living Hope Church and are thankful that we can join you as we walk this faith journey together.
I decided to follow Jesus at the young age of 4 and chose to deepen that relationship with Him here at Living Hope when I joined our youth group at age 16. Since coming on staff in 2008, I have enjoyed serving and growing through various ministries along the way, as well as completing a Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission. I am absolutely thrilled to continue to pour into our church’s youth by serving as the director of KidsWorld alongside an amazing team, to bring the Bible to life, have fun, and strive to make every kiddo feel loved and valued.
God has blessed me with a marvelous husband of 6 years and a super fun and friendly 2 year old son. I enjoy getting out in nature as well as inciting wonder in others for all that God created, did, and continues to do for us.
I came as a seeker to Living Hope Church about 8 years ago, and encountered Christ here. A pastor saw something in me when I didn’t see it in myself, and subsequently I began to serve in youth ministry. In 2010 I helped prepare a new church plant in Wenatchee, WA. The past few years I’ve really learned to listen to God’s voice in my life, and fully desire to give Him my all. I believe in meeting people right where they are and building authentic relationship with them.
I believe that with everyone we come into contact we have an opportunity to make an impact in their life for Christ, and I’m privileged to be able to share that with our youth. My wife and I have 2 daughters and together we’re thrilled to be serving Living Hope Church’s young people.
I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in 2007 and since then have felt called to serve the youth. I pursued that call in a variety of ways, including spending 2 years with a successful church plant in Wenatchee, WA. After returning to Vancouver I took part in a 9 month intensive internship program.
Now I’m pleased to be serving as Living Hope Church’s middle school pastor, while at the same time I’m working toward my Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at Portland Bible College.
Men’s Care & Prayer
I came to Christ at Living Hope Church 5 years ago and quickly began serving as a greeter as well as the Live Love ministry. After taking all the discipleship and leadership classes and learning all I could, I served as the Downtown campus pastor for 1 ½ years. My heart is to serve those less fortunate, whether in recovery, homeless, or just hurting. I’m passionate about lifting up and encouraging everyone I encounter, and filling the hopeless with hope.
I’m thrilled to be serving now as Care/Prayer Pastor for men, as well as recovery ministry and homeless outreach. I’m a newlywed and my wife and I have 2 lovely daughters. We’re excited to be on this journey and look forward to all the God has in store.
Women’s Care & Prayer
I made my decision to follow Christ at the age of 17, with a passion to serve the Lord. Prayer has been my foundation in encouraging others in the body of Christ. I’ve been in ministry for 17 years, teaching discipleship, leading prayer intercession, evangelizing, and preaching the word of God. In my love for wanting to see people encouraged, counseling became one of my passions. I’ve earned a Masters in Counseling and Seminary education through International College of Ministry and have been a professional mental health counselor since 2003. My greatest achievement is being married to my husband and having my four children.
I’m excited to be serving as Care/Prayer Pastor for women at Living Hope Church. Since being a part of the Living Hope family I have enjoyed being a part of many different ministry areas as well as serving as a lay pastor. I continue to have joy in my call to pastor to be able to love and care for all those who need.