I am the Lead Pastor at  Beachside Community Church in Palm Coast, Florida. I’m also a Chaplain in the US Army (commissioned in 2003) and I’m currently in the Florida Army National Guard. Married to Mary Ann, we have three kids.

In addition to serving Beachside, I’m pursuing my doctorate from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. My focus is Church Leadership and Organization, and I love discussions about leadership, mentoring, training and doing ministry in our rapidly changing world. I’ve served three very different churches prior to Beachside, as well as a stint in denominational leadership for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

Finally, I enjoy running and have participated in races of all sorts, but lately I’ve enjoyed team relays like the Ragnar series and locally the Oceans 50 event. When I’m not running I enjoy going to the beach, watching sports or taking the doors and top off my Jeep Wrangler.