We're thankful for our awesome staff team members who are serving in ministry at Highlands! Staff Profiles is an opportunity for you to get to know each of them a bit better, and maybe even learn something about them you didn't know.  

Tell us a bit about your background in a paragraph:

My wife, Karisa, and I both grew up in Salem, Oregon. We met in our church youth group and started dating in high school. After graduating college with a degree in Pastoral Ministries, I took a job at Highlands and we moved to Renton. We have now been serving at Highlands for six years. Throughout that time, my job has changed several times and I have earned a Master's degree in Christian Leadership.

Tell us about your role on staff at Highlands:

I help lead the student ministries at Highlands. My primary role is overseeing the Kent Student Ministries. I love getting connecting with families in Kent and giving the students there a place to grow in their relationships with Christ.

Share a verse or passage of scripture that has impacted your life:

Jeremiah 29:13

What is something you enjoy about living in the Seattle area?

I love exploring the city, trying new places to eat, and checking out hole-in-the-wall shops. I also enjoy the innovative and creative culture in Seattle.

What is something you love to do outside of serving in ministry?

I enjoy playing basketball, watching movies, exploring new areas, and creating things.

Share a fun fact about yourself or something that most people don’t know about you:

I was in a hardcore band in high school.