I have had the pleasure of being on staff at NLD since the beginning of 2013, but for my wife Kate and I, our story with the church begins a few years earlier than that. We started attending New Life in mid-2010. We got engaged a few months later, and in August of 2011, we got married in the very church where I would later come on staff! We’ve since had our first son, Tripp, and I’ve finished seminary and been ordained in my time on staff here as well. What a full time we’ve enjoyed as a part of this church body!
Kate and I are both Penn Staters, and that’s where we each fell more in love with Jesus and with each other. We enjoy sharing that love with everyone we can, both with those who are walking with Jesus, and with those who are still figuring out what they think about faith and life. To that end we’ve both served in the Crossroads young adult ministry, which I’ve led since I came on staff. I have also had the privilege of serving as the Jr. High Ministry Leader for the past couple of years, which has been an absolute joy.
The two of us are avid Eagles and Sixers fans, as well as Penn State fans (of course). We love to play cards, spend time at the beach, enjoy good coffee, and laugh with our son.