Music has always been an important part of my life, and being able to join with a wonderful team of leaders, musicians, and a joyful congregation each Sunday in worship is the best part of my week. In addition to the music and the tech stuff (lights, video, sound equipment, etc.) I have the opportunity to work with the Deacons and the Adventure Care Team to help meet the physical and spiritual needs or our church and community. I came to Adventure in 2001 with my wife Cindy and my three children, Andrea, Jef and Jonn. and we have been blessed with a loving, nurturing and faithful church home.
I lead two important volunteer teams at Adventure of Faith on Sundays. The Connection Team includes morning ushers, door greeters, and the Welcome Center volunteers. The Hospitality Team serves in the Café and kitchen to make your Sunday extra pleasant. I rally the Adventure troops for the bi-annual church Clean Up day and also organize the annual drop-off center here in November for Operation Christmas Child. Adventure is an amazing place and I feel blessed to serve on staff.
When not at church, I spend time with my busy Running Start student (Ally) and home schooling my other teenager (Isabella). I enjoy all types of organizing, eating my husband's kitchen creations, listening to Ally's music, watching Bella's equestrian vaulting and cuddling with our multitude of pets.
For as long as I can remember, working with kids has been a passion of mine. I worked as a special education teacher for 7 years before stepping into my new role as Director of Children’s Ministry here at Adventure of Faith. The Navy brought my family to Washington from Indiana in 2012, and we’ve fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest. God has blessed me with a fun and adventurous family (my husband, Cory and our sons, Silas and Isaac). I’m excited to be here at Adventure with all of you, chasing Jesus and striving to be more like Him!
Working with kids and walking alongside parents as they navigate life with preschoolers is something I am passionate about! Eleven years ago my husband and I decided to attend Adventure of Faith Church because God’s truth was taught, and our children felt loved and safe. Today the same thing is true, although our kids are now teenagers. I am so excited to be working on staff as the preschool director because I love God, love this church, and I get to use my many years of experience in the education field to equip and encourage others!
Twenty years ago my family and I walked into Adventure of Faith because it was the church closest to our new home. We experienced such a warm welcome and feeling of family that we have been here ever since. I have been blessed to be on staff in a position where my love of numbers can be used to benefit God's kingdom. Adventure of Faith has given me a place to worship, serve and make a difference in my community.
What an opportunity, to have a job that entails a variety of projects. I enjoy helping Adventure run smoothly, working with volunteers who share a passion for gardening as well as the maintenance of the grounds and tackling the challenges that a facility such as this can offer. When I’m not on campus you can find me spending time with my wife, Debbie and our growing family of four sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandchild.