I was born in Indianapolis, IN, but moved out to Phoenix, Arizona at an early age. I graduated from Chaparral High School in 1997 and Indiana University in 2002 with a BA in Religious Studies (Go Big Red!).
Shortly after graduating in 2002, while living near Cincinnati, OH, I was introduced by some mutual friends to a pastor there named Scott Brown. Scott and his family were early-on in the process of planning a move to Phoenix, AZ to plant a gospel-centered church. It didn't take long for Scott and I to form a friendship and for his vision of planting a church in my hometown to take root in my heart as well. I moved back in September of 2003 (just a few months after the Brown family themselves arrived) and New Valley Church officially launched in October of 2004. My abilities as a singer/songwriter/guitarist lended themselves to helping lead the worship team which, over the course of several years, developed into a full-time position with the church. In addition to continuing to lead the worship ministry, I also oversee several other teams including our small groups ministry ("cGroups" as we like to call them), and assist Scott in both preaching and administration.
I met my wife Kacie at New Valley Church in 2005 and we married in 2007. We have two beautiful daughters named Zoë (4) and Milo (2).
Photograph Courtesy of Half Orange Photography