What is your ministry background?
I have 6 years as a Student Ministry Volunteer (I think I was busier than when I was paid) and 11 years in Full Time Student Ministry.
What is your favorite part of being an Orange Specialist?
I love that I get to connect with youth workers in various contexts and work together on formulating a strategy to connect with students and their communities. I also love encouraging tired and discouraged youth workers because we’ve all been there.
3 Pet Peeves
Lack of Stop Sign Etiquette (Praise the Lord for roundabouts) and Merging Lanes
Under Hanging Toilet Paper
When the bath mat is soaking wet! Dry off in the shower or tub, then step onto the mat…Can I get an AMEN?!
If you had $100 and the day to yourself, what would you do?
Take my wife to a Braves Game….kidless. No running kids to a bathroom and waiting in the Dip & Dots Line!
If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
Japan with the family!! Can I use the money we are currently saving for something else?
How do you want people to remember you?
Kind, Generous, and Fun. If others use those words to describe me, I would be blessed.
What do you want to make sure you do before you die?
Take my family to Japan. I want my wife and my boys to have a personal experience and further understand Japanese culture.
Name a few of your daily habits (other than a shower and brushing your teeth).
Drink Amino Energy/CelsiusCheck Baseball Scores and Trade Rumors
Tell my boys, “Just remember you are loved no matter what, and I’m proud of you (I’ll throw in a personal reason for each boy here and there).”
What are your 3 must read ministry books?
The Seven Checkpoints by Andy Stanley & Stuart Hall
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry by Doug Fields
Think Orange by Reggie Joiner
Sticky Faith by Kara E. Powell & Chap Clark
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
Eat, drink, and watch our kids wear themselves outSpend LOTS OF TIME at the ballfield