I grew up in northern Iowa and fled to the Minneapolis area for college (Crown College & McNally-Smith College of Music). Throughout high school and college, I led worship and played on worship teams in some very small and very large churches. Around the turn of the century, I found myself in Ohio. Then I found Shannon. Then I tricked her into marrying me. Currently, we have a boy, Aedan (2005), a girl, Addison (2007) and a bundle of cuteness named Corbin who was born in late September. We live in the Mansfield, OH area and enjoy hitting all the small town festivals that pop up during the summer and fall in Ohio. Why? The greasy food.
I (try to) live out each week what I teach and write about. I’m the worship/music pastor of Heartland Church, a church with campuses in Lexington and North Woodbury . I LOVE the challenge of developing musicians and teams for two campuses (but also wake up some nights in a cold sweat). As a way to connect in the community, I teach guitar classes and songwriting workshops at a local arts academy. My passion for developing musicians, teams and leaders has spilled out into this venture, WorshipTeamCoach.com. I also write about 3-4 times a month for WorshipMinistry.com.
I'd love to connect with you on Twitter or Facebook, or even Google+ - even though I'm not too sure what to do with it right now. But I like that everything is only +1, because I'm not real good at math. That's why I left my job as a space shuttle astronaut to pursue cage-fighting in Thailand.