Board of Directors – Music Ministry
I was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – otherwise known as Cowtown and home of the Calgary Stampede. But I am the farthest thing from a cowboy that I know. In fact, I’ve been known to say that I don’t even like country music, although I must be getting old because I seem to be softening on that stance just a little bit.
I am happily married since 2000 to my loving wife Tanya, and we have two amazing kids: Julia born in 2005 and Cooper born in 2007. I am the Music Pastor at The Bridge Church, our home church.
I was raised in a Christian home and have gone to church my whole life so my testimony is rather boring. I used to wish that my life story had more ups and downs so I could really wow people with an amazing testimony of how God turned my life around and rescued me from something terrible. But again, I must be getting old because now I’m starting to realize that I do have an amazing testimony after all: Rather than saving me from something terrible, He protected me from it. Every life has a story, and in the end it’s all about how we use our life story to glorify God, and make our story His story… and make History!
Which brings us to where we are now. Who knew that when Tanya and I moved from Canada to Santa Rosa in 2001 for a two year California adventure that more than 13 years later we’d still be here making History? Who knew that I would leave my career in engineering to go into full-time ministry? And who knew that my life story would intersect with this thing called Love Manifest, and we would come together to make more History? The answer, of course, is God knew. My life verse is Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Who knows where our life story will take us next? God does, and I’m just along for the ride. Let’s make History together!