Originally from Florida, Stephanie and I met at Grace College, and consequently pursued ministry at The Chapel, where we were married in 1992 and began working with high school students.

After ten years in student ministry, we transitioned to work with young families in 2001 and haven't looked back. Our entire family loves the opportunity to lead other families to know God personally.

In addition to our wonderful families, God has richly blessed us along the way with deep, authentic friendships and four beautiful children.

Our family can usually be found near a body of water, enjoying sailing, waterskiing, swimming, and sand castles. We love camping, and believe that heaven might actually be located in the mountains near Asheville, NC.

In 2006, our family made a decision to temporarily say goodbye to our friends in Akron and join an exciting group of people in Jacksonville, Florida for the work of starting a new church. We're loving it! The kids miss sledding in the winter, but we don't miss shoveling snow, and we invite everyone to visit us near the warm beaches of sunny Florida!