I grew up in Indianapolis and came to know Christ at a young age through the influence of my parents and church. After graduating from Taylor University I started teaching just outside Indianapolis. After about 9 years I began to sense the nudging of God that He wanted to use the skills and interests He had given me in a school for missionary kids. In 1992 I moved to western Venezuela and taught MK’s for two years. In 1994 I entered a Master’s Degree program at Columbia International University and graduated with an MA in Bible two years later. I moved back to Venezuela, this time working within a local church. I learned lots about myself and the church during this time. In 2006 I redeployed to Arequipa, Peru. For the next eleven years, I worked in church planting and leadership development. In 2016, through unrest and knowing that I had accomplished what I had come to Arequipa for, I began to investigate what might be next. God, through speaking to me and the encouraging counsel of my home church, I moved to Guatemala City at the end of 2017. It is interesting that I began my teaching career in a school setting. Now in Guatemala, I am teaching once again in a school setting; this time at the Central American Theological Seminary. I enjoy investing in those who are already leading and pastoring in their churches as well as those who are preparing to do so.