I grew up in the Portland Metro area (mostly in Beaverton, Oregon). I met and married (1992) my Loverly wife Amy in Portland and had our first child there. Amy and I have 5 beautiful children. We moved to the Tri-cities via the circuitous route of Abilene, Texas (it’s complicated, but at least I can say I came from Texas).
I responded to a call to counseling ministry by completing my Bachelor and Master Degrees in Psychology at Central Washington University. After graduation I continued my studies privately under the supervision of my pastor in the areas of Bible, Expository Preaching, Church History, and Systematic Theology. I am ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister.
In my spare time I am Executive Director at Emmaus Counseling Center (Hyperlink here) and Teach psychology, sociology, and math at Gather 4 Him Christian College (Hyperlink here). In my spare spare time (who has that right) I enjoy reading, building projects, and technology.
I have served part-time at Richland Baptist Church since 2012 as the Pastoral Care Counselor. My responsibilities include counseling, conflict management, team building, preaching, teaching, and disciple training.