- The Baptist HomeAdvancement Officer, 2014 - presentSouthwest Missouri Region
- Ozark Christian ChurchInterim Minister, 2014 - present
- Stand in the Gap MissouriDirector, 2008 - present
- I-70 Cowboy ChurchPastor, 2010 - 2014
- World Vision
- Baptist General Convention of Texas
- Missouri Baptist Convention
Things I'm focused on ... God ... Family...
Friends... sharing my faith in Jesus Christ ... a better community... being
happy... two horses and a dog
My life objective is to use my gifts and abilities to serve God and his kingdom purpose, to develop transformational leaders, churches, organizations, and resources for doing Christian missions and ministry, and to advocate for marginalized and hurting people.
I have extensive training and experience working with teams, engaging with the community, communicating with people of faith and cultural diversity, caring for people in a variety of life situations. I am an ordained minister.
I served as a community transformation specialist with World Vision. I organized two multi-state networks focused on poverty and social justice along the Mississippi River Region (Mississippi River Ministry) and in Appalachia (Appalachian Regional Ministry).
Bachelors studies in religion and psychology, Ottawa University
Associate of Divinity, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Stand in the Gap Missouri - Foster Care Aging-Out Project 2008 – Present
(a surround-care project for kids aging-out of foster care)
Program Manager and Community Specialist
World Vision U.S. Programs 2007 – 2008
Consultant and Program Specialist
Baptist General Convention of Texas 2003 – 2006
Team Leader and Program Specialist
Missouri Baptist Convention 2000 – 2003
Professional Training and Certification
Organizational Capacity Building and Transformational Leadership
Asset-Based Community Development
Organizational Strategic Planning
Volunteer Trainer and Mobilizer
- Blue Mountain College
- Union University
- Ottawa University
- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary