At Highlands one of our core values is to develop and champion the next generation of ministry leaders. Our current sermon series in the book of 2nd Timothy is entitled Multiply: Building Godly Next Generation Leaders. As we go through the series, we'll be introducing just a few of the Next Gen leaders who are making a difference for Jesus in various roles, locally here at HCC and in ministries across the world!


Ministry area that you serve and lead in at Highlands: 
Student Ministries

What are some things you get to do as part of your role on staff?
My job is all about helping students find and follow Jesus. I get to spend my time creating an environment where students can learn about who God is and build meaningful relationships with each other and with our amazing leadership team.

What do you enjoy about serving on our staff team and leading in ministry?
What makes it meaningful to you?

One of my favorite things about leading in student ministries is getting to see the amazing moment when God's Word clicks for a student. For a lot of people, the teenage years are when God grabs ahold of their lives. I am honored when students allow me to be a part of that process.

How has Highlands helped build into you as a ministry leader?
Working at Highlands has given me a ton of opportunities to experience firsthand the highs and lows that come with working in ministry. The best thing is that, at Highlands, I am never alone in those experiences. I have a handful of amazing leaders like Derek Nelson, Nick Dalgardno and Jay Haugh that encourage me and challenge along the way.

Name one or two ways that you desire to see the church make an impact on our community and beyond:
Highlands has always done such a great job supporting missions throughout the world. I am excited to see how Highlands will continue to grow in their care for the destitute in our own city. Jesus said that people will know that we are His followers by our love. I am proud to serve in a church that is dedicated to continually growing in their love for the people of Renton and Kent.

Share a verse or scripture passage that is significant to you:
Mark 10:44-45 "And whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Bonus question: What do you enjoy doing outside of ministry? (i.e. If you had an hour of free might you use it?)
Some of my favorite things are watching movies with my wife and playing basketball with friends.