Bachelor of Science: Physics, Western Washington University 2013
CMIT Graduate: University Christian Ministries, WWU, 2014
I grew up right here in the Pacific Northwest, so of course I love things like hiking, backpacking, and camping. But, one of my favorite things is Ultimate Frisbee! I love playing it for fun, competitively, or just tossing a disc around with a friend. My best friend in the world is my wife Elisabeth, we’ve been married since December 21st 2013.
I grew in my faith tremendously during my time in college because of others who took the time to patiently mentor and disciple me. Now I’m passionate about doing the same for others! If you’re intrigued by Jesus’ offer of a new, full life, or if you’re already following Him but want someone to walk alongside you in the journey, just let me know! (Or if you just want someone to throw a Frisbee around with, I’m game for that, too!
Bachelor of Arts: Communication, Western Washington University
CMIT graduate, University Christian Ministries
Hunting, swimming, fishing, hiking, climbing… I’m a real outdoors guy. I crave adventure, and while studying my undergrad at WWU I was surprised to discover the most amazing and unlikely adventure of all: a relationship with Jesus. I was hooked! My first real steps as a Christian were uneasy, and some of the hardest times of my life followed shortly after, but compared to the things that used to keep me going Jesus was like high octane fuel. I have been burning hot and bright ever since. If you’re in Bellevue, let’s hang out and explore the adventure of faith together!
Bachelor of Arts: Human Services, Western Washington University, 2014
CMIT Graduate: University Christian Ministries, WWU, 2015 & 2016
I am a kid at heart who loves to laugh and play. Balloons, blowing bubbles, anything Disney related, and pictures of cute animals will make me smile on cue. I have moved a lot during my life and at this point can tell you that Washington is the best out there. You really cannot beat how beautiful it is and all of the good coffee.
I didn’t get to learn about Jesus’ love and desire to have a personal relationship with me until my freshman year of college. If you are in that boat, I get how weird and confusing all of this can be! And I can tell you that it actually is half the fun of following Jesus. He continues to reveal Himself to you in new ways the more you walk with Him. Following Him really is an adventure! Let me know if you want to learn more about this adventure or just have someone to ask all your questions to. I don’t have all the answers but I would love to learn with you!
Bachelor of Arts: Recreation, Western Washington University
CMIT Graduate: University Christian Ministries
When I got invited into a Chi Alpha community my life was radically changed. It wasn’t a radical moment, I just showed up to this event on campus, but I later realized that without that first step, I would be a completely different person than I am today. At first I was uncertain about the community, but as I continued to go, I got to see people love each other well. It became a place where I didn’t feel like I needed to perform or be perfect but a place where I knew my friends would challenge me to grow. I also got the privilege to experience what it was like to have a mentor who truly cared about me and invested their time and energy into me. It was in this community that I learned what it truly meant to follow Jesus Christ and the faith that I had grown up with blossomed and grew.
A few things you should know about me are: I love being out in nature especially near water, I love playing spike ball, I love squirrels and I love my fiancé, Jay!