Who We Are
Jesus intercepted my life and changed my destiny forever. I hope what you hear on Sunday makes a radical difference on Monday. I never cease to be amazed by the Bible and am passionate about clearly communicating it. More than that, I believe that God has a unique calling upon your life and true fulfillment comes when you find it. I am still goofy-in-love with my wife and incurably proud of my kids. I can get easily distracted by vintage VW buses, fine loose-leaf tea, and really good BBQ.
I was born in Michigan. I graduated in civil engineering from Michigan State University where I became a Christian my junior year. I was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years followed by 20 years of owning a financial services business. At Green Valley Church, I do the counseling and lead the adult ministries. I have been on the staff since 2000 and I was the chaplain of the San Diego Padres 1999-2012. My wife, Cindy, and I have three children and seven grandchildren. I love sports and studying the Bible.
Worship Arts Pastor
Children's Ministry Director
I have been part of the GVC family since 2007 when my husband, Ken, and I relocated here from the central coast. We instantly connected to the genuine warmth of the congregation, and quickly realized this was the place for our family to fellowship, grow, and serve. Ken and I have been blessed with three wonderful children, Nicholas, Caleb, and Trevor, who keep us extremely busy! I graduated with a degree in elementary education, with an emphasis on early childhood. In 2011 I joined the staff as the children's co-director. At GVC, I have the privilege of serving the youngest members of our congregation as well as parents and volunteers. I also enjoy the outdoors, being creative, reading, hiking, and competitive running.
Children's Ministry Assistant Director
I lead our youth group with a love for Christ, young people and fun. I grew up here at GVC and was a volunteer youth leader for many years. I am passionate about offering godly wisdom and encouragement to parents and teenagers.
I’m a graduate of Bethel Seminary and Colorado Christian University. I love having coffee with my wife, walking to the park with my son and surfing my favorite breaks throughout San Diego.
Youth - High School Director
Youth - Middle School Director
Youth - Worship Arts Pastor
Bookkeeper & Office Manager