Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Family: I am married to my best friend and wife, Whitney. It’s pretty much the best ever.
Education: BS in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech (2008). MAR in Biblical Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary.
Background: After graduating from Virginia Tech, I moved back home and volunteered in the Youth Ministry at my home church. After that summer, I began my journey in seminary. While at Liberty, I was a Young Life leader at E.C. Glass High School. After one year in Lynchburg, I moved back home to work full-time and complete my education online. I worked with a counseling agency where I was placed in a middle school as a one-on-one behavior specialist. After one year, I was hired to work for the middle school in the same position. I also continued to work for the counseling agency as a mentor to a 6th and 4th grader. During this time, I met my wife who is from Botetourt County. This is where I met Scott and began my journey towards becoming a member of the staff at Orchard Hills Church.
My passion at Orchard Hills: To see kids and people catch on fire for God. I want the youth here at Orchard Hills and the Roanoke Valley to experience God and take their passions out into the world. What a world we would have if believers were sold out for Christ in the work place, shopping centers, gyms, and schools. I am excited to see what the Lord will do at Orchard Hills and in the Roanoke Valley.
Favorite illustration of a biblical truth: Running a race without a doubt. I see life as a marathon with the end being the great prize. As Christians, we are continually running our race with the end being a great celebration in eternity with God in Heaven. In this great race we have hills, which are the “hills” in life that try to slow us down or make things harder. We have distractions on the sidelines that do the same. Sometimes we even stop and talk or sit with the distractions. We have other runners in the race, which of course are our fellow believers and people in the world. We could fly right on by them, but we don’t. We help them and encourage them to finish the race as well. The Holy Spirit all along is running this race with us to show us where to go, to pick us up when we trip, or to give us more energy to finish. We all are running different races with the same finish line. So keep on running y’all…
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14
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