I am the pastor of young adults and care ministries, so I have 2 roles at NLCC.
As pastor of young adults, I get to work with some amazing, fun and passionate people, ages 18-30. Together with an awesome team of leaders, I lead regular large group events and oversee our YA home groups. My desire is that young adults at NLCC would grow as followers of Jesus in every area of life as they navigate the particular challenges of this stage in their lives.
As pastor of care ministries, I have the privilege of cultivating a culture of care at NLCC where every person does his or her part to build up the body of Christ. I work together with gifted, compassionate people serving in areas like benevolence, hospital visitation, divorce care and mental health support. I also oversee our church’s benevolence and counselling support ministries.
I’ve been part of NLCC for almost 3 years now, ever since I married my wife, Lillian, and moved to Langley in 2015. I started on staff as an intern in adult discipleship (with Pastor Tim McCarthy) and then worked as the janitor for a year before starting my current role. My wife and I were involved on the launch team for the Yorkson Campus, and we still like to attend there when we can! I’ve worked in a number of different jobs and places before coming to NLCC, from teaching high school English in New Mexico to landscaping in Vancouver. I graduated from Regent College in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. NLCC is the first church I’ve worked at!
My wife (Lillian) and I live in Walnut Grove, so I get to walk to work most days, which I love! Lillian serves as the international director of DRIME, a ministry that uses drama and conversation to engage people with the good news about Jesus. We don’t have any kids or pets, but we enjoy spending time with our friends and their kids and pets!
Favourite Author: Unfair question for a self-proclaimed bibliophile. Last book I read: Jamie K. Smith, You Are What You Love. Favourite Band: U2. (I had to say that to get hired at NLCC.) My pick to win the FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany! Favourite Food: Real pretzels, warm out of the oven, with lots of butter. Favourite things to do: Running, biking, soccer, hiking, skiing and spending time with my wife. Activity I wish I was better at and had more time for: Surfing. Favourite Place: The Land of Enchantment (ask me about it!)