Favorite Team: UK
Favorite Saying: A better question is this....
Favorite Hobby: Fishing
What I Can't Part With: My boat!
Life Goal: I am constantly on a quest for really really good barbecue. This is not a frivolous endeavor but a life long journey!
I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I married Betsy in 1993.
I married up! We met at church in 1984 and began dating in 1990. Our son Zee was born in 2004. He's a sports nut, and a video game wizard. Together we love going to Kentucky basketball games. Our daughter Elle was born in 2006. She is an aspiring baker and makes a mean cupcake! She is a fashionista and has subscribed to many online vlogs.
I have had a colorful professional career! I have served as an usher at Church Hill Downs, delivered and assembled baby cribs, mowed lawns, and moved pianos, assembled cars, been a barista, sold cameras, worked for the Housing Authority, audited commercial and residential garbage routes as well as tipped cans, delivered newspapers, stacked granola bars.
But i've never had as much fun or met as many good and crazy people as I have while serving as an ordained pastor for 20+ years! Church Venture is the second new church start I have served as the Lead Pastor.
Favorite Band: Gary Clark Jr.
Favorite Saying: hmm, that's interesting.
Favorite Job: Church Venture!
What I Can't Part With: PRS Semi Hollowbody Guitar
Top 3 Places I Have Traveled: England to perform; Laguna Beach, Cali; Cruise to Bahamas
I led my first song at church at 6 or 7. I was hooked at that point. I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I spent my adolescent and young adult years in choirs, finally graduating from The Ohio State University. After graduation, I spent the next 10+ years working in Sales and Recruiting while raising my daughter. I knew she was watching me and that led me back into music, ultimately His music. I have spent the last 10 years working in different church settings, in preparation for Church Venture.
STUDENT WORSHIP LEADER
Favorite Hobby: Crafts, especially beading and painting
What I Can't Part With: My dog, Charlie. He’s a gem!
Addiction: Coffee and Good & Plenty candy (together is the best)
Superpower: Directing Church Camp. I lead junior high kids at Camp Christian in Magnetic Springs, Ohio.
What I want to learn: How to tap dance and play the accordion, but not at the same time.
Mantra: You are loved.
I grew up in Aurora, Illinois and met my husband , Todd, at the University of Illinois in 1984. We’ve been married 30 years and have two cool kids plus a bonus daughter-in-law. Our son, Patrick (26), is a percussionist, and his wife Carole (27) is a flutist. They live in Dallas. Our daughter Grace (25) just started medical school at Wright State University.
I was an actuary until I realized hanging out with kids is way more fun than math. I love my day job in a food and beverage research lab, but I shine brightest when hanging out with the exceptional young people at Church Venture!
Favorite Hobby: Photography
What I Can’t Part With: 2 keys on my MacBook - [command] and [Z]
I've been trained in the mysterious art of design, I'm an elite master of graphical weaponry, skilled with the cursor and deadly with the pixel. In a nutshell, that means that I sit at my shiny Apple computer all day long creating snazzy designs on and offline.
I also have been a licensed Insurance Agent for our family business since 2006.
Lastly, but not least, I have been blessed with 4 children, a sticky purse, a van full of crumbs, an amazon prime account, and pride and joy to carry on for a lifetime.
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