My nickname is Rev. Ski Bum. Once a month during the winter I preach in my ski boots at
the 9,000-foot summit of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. After worship, I ski with old and new
friends as we spend the rest of the day in fellowship on the slopes.
I graduated from Fuller Northwest in 2009. I am Associate Pastor at the
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Our Senior Pastor is also a Fuller alumnus and an amazing
mentor. Our small town is the
gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and it is one of the
most beautiful places on earth.
However, like anywhere else in the world, there are many people who are
experiencing pain and brokenness in their lives. There are many who still need to know and receive the love
of God in order to experience reconciliation, redemption and restoration in
As Associate Pastor, I lead our Children, Youth and Family
Ministries, in addition to Missions.
I love being a part of a medium-size church where I have the opportunity
to be involved in many aspects of our church’s mission and ministry. One day I will be preaching during
worship or teaching a class; the next day I will be leading a volunteer meeting
or chapel time with our preschoolers.
Some days I am involved in finance and fundraising, other days I am
counseling an engaged couple or a troubled young adult. During some seasons of the year I lead
a service team to Guatemala, or I guide teenagers into the Wind River Mountains
of Wyoming. Other times I get the
opportunity to baptize people, officiate at a wedding, or proclaim the
resurrection at a funeral. On my
days off I walk through God’s majestic creation as the Lord restores my soul and
prepares me for next week’s work of ministry.
God called me to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fuller prepared me for this call. My classes, my professors, my fellow
classmates, and the staff all helped me along the journey of seminary. It took me 5 years to complete my MDiv
and I went through many trials and doubts during my time in seminary. There were some years when I thought
I’d never finish, and I doubted God’s call on my life. Although I might have questioned my
purpose… God never did. I am
thankful for Fuller and to our God who persistently calls us to Himself and to
a world in great need.