Lead Pastor

Since moving to San Diego in the fourth grade, I have slowly been migrating north. I attended the University of Southern California where I studied business, played football and met the love of my life, Tori. I completed my Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, where my emphasis was studying faithful leadership in the workplace. Tori received her Masters in Marriage Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University in Moraga, CA.

For the next twenty years I served as a pastor at churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. During that time Tori served as a Marriage Family Therapist, speaker and leader within women’s ministries. In 2013, we moved to Renton Washington to serve at a church there. We have fallen in love with the Seattle area and would be perfectly content if this is where the migration ended.

We have a passion to see people come to know Christ, grow in their faith and discover the joy of serving others. We love seeing people and organizations grow through the various times of change that life inevitably brings. We have had the privilege of serving with and learning from people both here and
various international locations.

Tori and I have two children. Our daughter Danica is a senior at Baylor studying nursing. Our son Peyton is a sophomore at Gonzaga where he is studying business. I enjoy hiking the trails of Seattle, scuba diving, fishing and most any outdoor sport. I’m a devoted fan of USC football and unabashed foodie. Aside from time with my family, one of my favorite activities is time with friends over a good meal.