I have been married to my beautiful, talented wife, Nicole, for 26 years. We have been blessed with three children – Abigail, Joshua, and Hannah. I was born and raised in Southern California, and I am currently a Cloud Architect for Symantec. I love being with my family and doing life together. We enjoy traveling, the outdoors, singing and playing musical instruments. We also have a new puppy, Ainsley, whom Hannah is raising for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
I did not grow up in a church-going family but I met the Lord at a church youth camp at Pepperdine University when I was 17 years old. God revealed to me that I needed to stop running from Him and just accept and submit to Him. The path has not always been easy, but the journey has been more than worth it!
I really love the fact that the people at Gateway take Jesus seriously but not themselves. I also love that people here are willing to go the extra mile to serve others. I appreciate how we recognize that our relationship with the Lord and loving relationships with others requires an investment of time. I’m grateful that the congregation is willing to engage with the community as equals. We are a people who realize we have been given so much, and we are here to give to others in different ways. I am regularly inspired by the humility and love for people that our pastoral staff exhibits.
I am so excited to see how God is going to use us to impact the community of Queen Creek and the surrounding cities with His love, faithfulness, and goodness. I am excited about being a part of something that will have an impact on this city and state for generations to come. It’s a privilege to be a small part of building a legacy of faithfulness to Jesus.