My prayer is that as I live my life as a fully devoted follower of Jesus that others will want to follow Him. I’m passionate about helping others connect with Jesus, helping them find their purposes in life, and connecting them with the local and global Church. Right after Follower of Jesus, I am Husband to Destiny and Daddy to Sophia, Grace, and William. I’m privileged to have a Godly wife and a lively trio of children to ensure that life never gets boring. As a family, we love to share our lives with others and see where God takes us. We’ve spent several years dreaming, learning, and praying for God’s direction and favor in our ministry and life and feel led to seek out any opportunities that He presents us with. We are both passionate about Christian Camping, as we attended camp together for many years growing up. We believe in the life changing power of retreating to Creation for rest, renewal, and recreation.
Real Life Christian Church | Hunter’s Creek, Florida | 04/12 – 03/14
Served as the Director of Ministry Operations, where I was responsible for all operational aspects of a portable Church location. This position was responsible for supervision of three teams, encompassing approximately 30 volunteers on a weekly basis, plus special events and outreach projects on a quarterly basis. Held fiscal control over multiple budget categories and line items, ensuring efficiency and accountability of the budgets. Developed said budgets from inception, forecasting future needs and maintaining adherence to the budget.
Journey Church | Rochester, Minnesota | 03/06 – 10/07
Served as the First Impressions Coach in a church plant setting where I was responsible for recruiting, training, and developing volunteers to serve in various roles. Developed and facilitated a training class to equip volunteers for more effective service. Also served as a part of the leadership team, providing direction for the overall ministry of the church.
Venture Christian Church | Brooklyn Park, MN | 09/02 – 06/03
Served as the Teaching Pastor Intern, planning and leading adult education classes in a church plant setting. Preached on a rotational basis with other staff members.
Pine Haven Christian Assembly | Park Rapids, MN | 06/97 – 08/02
Served as Assistant Camp Manager, providing daily oversight for a small staff at a Christian summer camp for all ages (serving approximately 1600 Guests over 13 weeks). Assisted in planning activities, work flow, and overall management of camp. Served as Retreat Director, providing on site hosting for rental groups during non-camp periods, ensuring all needs were met. Also managed the Camp store to include ordering supplies, managing staff, and keeping financial records.
Howard Lake Christian Church | Howard Lake, MN | 06/99 – 08/99
Youth Ministry Intern responsible for planning and executing summer schedule for Youth Group activity and spiritual formation.
Lighthouse Ministries | Rochester, MN | 09/99 – 05/00
Founder of independent youth ministry with a focus on reaching net-yet followers of Jesus through monthly gatherings. Recruited and provided leadership for volunteers. Networked with area churches and organizations to form partnerships for reaching youth.
Walt Disney World | Lake Buena Vista, FL | 05/08 – Present
Security Investigator, performing corporate Security Investigations in the areas of financial fraud, merchandise loss prevention, workplace violence allegations, and various other Guest and Cast Member investigations. All of this, while providing high levels of Guest service under less-than-ideal circumstances. Play an integral role in the hiring, training and development of new Investigators.
Mayo Clinic | Rochester, MN | 02/06 – 03/08
Security Control Center Operator which served as central communication hub for employees, visitors, patients, and other Security professionals. Conducted training and development for newly hired Security Officers and guidance in daily activities.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin | Lake Buena Vista, FL | 01/04 – 07/05
Convention Security Supervisor overseeing up to 80 employees for various conventions and events. Responsible for interacting with large and small groups, negotiating contracts, and executing excellent Guest service. Provided training and development on an ongoing basis.
Crown College | St. Bonifacius, MN | BS Christian Ministry 2007