What I do: Pastor of Care and Prayer. I have the privilege of sitting down with people and helping them see their lives through the lens of Scripture, pointing them to their resurrected Lord, and praying with them. I also oversee the various prayer ministries at Northview. It’s great gig, and the title rhymes.
Family: I’ve been married to Carla for 20 years and counting, and we’ve got 3 daughters and a son. So blessed!
Education: After graduating from MEI in 1994, I just plain ol’ worked for awhile before enrolling at BCIT and graduating with a Diploma in Technical Studies (Telecommunications) in 2001. Then after 11 years working in telecom, we made the leap to seminary and I graduated in May 2015 with a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. We really enjoyed the sun down there!
How I came to Northview: After graduating from RTS in 2015, I was hired as a Teaching Associate at Northview. That was a 2 year temporary position, getting my feet wet in all sorts of ministry opportunities. After about a year in that role, I was finding my heart drawn more and more towards the care ministry, and by the end of those 2 years, I was hired as a full-time Care pastor.
My favourite things: The Bible, dating Carla (yes, still happening), playing games with my kids, theme parks and beaches with the family, 4 Rivers Smokehouse (no other BBQ joint compares), Chick-Fil-A, sweet-tea, watching good football (NFL or CFL).
Authors: John Frame, Tim Keller, Paul David Tripp.
Sports team: This is tough because through the loss of franchises (Grizzlies, Sonics) and mismanagement (Raiders, Cowboys) I struggle to say I love many teams. BUT the BC Lions of the humble CFL will always hold a place in my heart.
Scripture: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
(Horatio Spafford, It Is Well With My Soul)