“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10 (ESV)
My life has a long history of being troubled with alcoholism, drug addiction and criminal activity. Upon being released from jail, I could be found on the streets looking for drugs and trouble. I was looking for something that would leave me feeling accomplished and satisfied. I would often find myself exhausted and worn thin in the world. The last time I was incarcerated I was led to this Scripture and God laid it on my heart to start looking in the church and take Jesus with me into the street.
I lead the Recovery Revival Fellowship Service on Sunday evenings along with a contemporary worship team. Each week a person in recovery shares a part of their story with others in attendance, pointing the way to wholeness in Jesus.
I am a Ministry Training Center student in a lay deacon course with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In 2021 I became enrolled in the Specific Ministry Pastor program through Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
I love watching the Spirit work through lives in song and in Word. I could never have enough praise and worship.
I am second youngest in a family of eight. I went to college for culinary arts and worked in the hospitality industry for over two decades. I love being outside in the wilderness. I can enjoy all of God’s creation from the mountains to the seas. I currently work as an account manager for a 3pL brokerage company in the freight industry.