About Me


I am the Lead Pastor at Westwind Church in Waukee, IA. I have a wonderful wife, Karla, who is the strength to my everyday living. Our two kids, Grace and Seth, are the very best and worst of us. Which is fun to see. I live in West Des Moines, IA where I spend most of my time getting pastoring Westwind and watching extracurricular engagements of my kids. I love hanging out at home when all our family is together, playing disc golf, gardening, cooking, playing cards, picklball and watching football.


Here are some other things you might want to know about me:

  • I have personal walk with Jesus Christ
  • I graduated from Bethel College (now Bethel University) with a degree in speech communications and a minor in Christian Ministries
  • I have worked at Cross of Christ Community Church (Eagan, MN), Grace Church of Edina (Edina, MN), Valley Church (West Des Moines, IA)

I’m sure there is more, but it doesn’t all seem interesting. Mostly, I am just a man who is living daily for Jesus, while experiencing the ups and downs of life. Just like everyone else.