I currently live in Littleton, Colorado with my wife and two boys where I am the head pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. I spent the first years of my ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as the Discipleship Pastor and then Executive Pastor. Before Bethlehem I helped plant a church in Austin, Texas while also volunteering and working for Covenant Presbyterian Church.
I believe my mission as a pastor is best summarized by Ephesians 4:
“to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” – Ephesians 4:12 (ESV)
I am also a self-proclaimed geek. I started programming computers when I was in second grade, and my first career was in software development. I still love to help others who are learning to program computers. On the off chance that life and kids permit some free time, you can still find me in the basement tinkering with computers and 3D printers. I still work as a contract computer programmer. I have developed websites, custom WordPress plugins, AWS and Google Cloud projects, Windows and Mac applications, and a little bit of Android and iPhone app development.
I’m also the President of the nonprofit Code4Kids. We maximize the potential of the next generation to express their creativity through technology by providing knowledge, access, and inspiration. We especially focus on reaching girls, low income students, and minorities who are currently underrepresented in tech. Our camps are pay what you want, no questions asked. And whether the student can pay full price or nothing at all, they go home with a robot and the ability to keep programming it at home. The level one camp takes students from their first experience coding to being able to program their robot to be a self-driving car within a week.
I love to learn and I love to create. From music to robots, from Bible studies to children’s books, I enjoy stretching my limits and finding new ways to inspire others.