After 10 years on staff in Student Ministries at New Hope, I transitioned to pastor a church plant in Minneapolis from New Hope Church. Gospel Life Church is now meeting regularly for worship and to reach out to the Marcy Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis.
I believe that the local church is the means through which God has designed for the gospel to be proclaimed both for the salvation of people who don't yet believe and the growth/sanctification of those who trust him. I love seeing the good news of Jesus Christ change lives for eternity.
A favorite passage of mine is Titus 2:11–14 "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age."
I continue to be so thankful that God's grace not only saves us but trains and shapes us to look more like him every day. I’m married to Amy and we have four kids: Molly, Nora, Jack and Nolan. I enjoy being with my family, backpacking, camping, books, coffee and movies.