Get to Know Our Ministry Team
I was raised on a farm near Ashland, NE. My undergraduate degree was done in Lincoln, NE at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I served as a Youth Director in the United Methodist Church for a number of years. I received my Masters of Christian Education at Asbury Seminary in 2002. My wife, Becky, and I were married in 2003.
In 2009, we moved to Mitchell, SD where I served as Assistant Pastor at Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Becky and I were both ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 2016.
In 2017, I accepted a call to serve as Lead Pastor here, at Hillside Wesleyan.
We have two children that continue to enrich our lives, Lily and Josiah. My hobbies include Star Wars, Superhero movies and I am a big fan of the NBA (Go Celtics!).
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them: I will remove their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh”.
I grew up at Hillside Wesleyan and am an Olean native. I am embarking in ministry as a second career after hearing God's call on my life.
I have a background in counseling and have a passion for helping others walk grow Godward.
Pastor of Family Ministries
I made a commitment to follow Jesus while attending Kids Camp at the age of 12. I received a call to ministry in my twenties while attending Houghton College and have served in the church as staff and volunteer ever since. I love helping children know Jesus, especially the littlest ones of early childhood age. I began teaching a music and movement ministry called Sing n' Sprout in 2015. Moving and grooving with lil' sprouts is the highlight of my week. I will never turn down "tea time", encouraging and supporting women in their walk with Jesus. Another of my greatest joys is serving my family; Dan, Lily and Josiah. Among my favorite activities are gardening, hiking and baking.