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Teaching Pastor/Young Adult Ministries

I was born in 1973 in Carmel Valley, California.  My family never went to church when I was young.  My first experience going to Church was as a junior higher with my mom after my parents divorced.   The few times I went, I remember feeling so out of place — in Sunday School I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have any idea what they were talking about.

In high school a friend invited me to go… I wasn’t really interested in church but he said the magic words, there were girls and they played basketball there!  So I went.  It didn’t take long before I noticed some of the other guys there had something in their lives that I didn’t.  It didn’t take too many weeks of listening to the Bible to realize that I needed this Jesus that I was hearing so much about!

I went to college in Phoenix, Arizona, where I met my wife and after graduating worked in a church there for three years.  I worked in Monterey, California, for ten years as a youth pastor.   I was called to Sierra in November 2007.  What a privilege it is to work here!

I have four young boys and a daughter.  I love the outdoors and eating ice cream with my family!