I grew up in St. Louis, MO, and yes, I am an avid Cardinal’s fan. I attended Texas A&M University and earned a B.A. in Speech Communications. At A&M, I met and married my wife, Kristell. After graduation, we moved to Fort Worth, TX, where I earned a Masters in Divinity degree at Southwestern Seminary. While in seminary, my oldest son, Christian, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. God healed him through a stem cell transplant, which he received from his perfectly matched little brother. God taught me that He is still in control of all things and still in the business of working miracles through our cancer journey! My family and I moved to Ohio and joined the Far Hills team in 2015. We enjoy watching Fightin’ Texas Aggie football, going to the movies, and embarking on any crazy adventure together.
I grew up in central Wisconsin. My family and I were not religious and didn’t regularly attend church when I was young. At the time, I was more focused on sports so I had no interest in God anyway. When I was in high school, I attended a sports camp sponsored by Athletes in Action. It was there that I was introduced to the Gospel, and I knew I wanted to follow Jesus. After I graduated, I attended the University of Minnesota, where I earned a B.S. in Business and went on to receive a Masters Degree in Theology at Bethel Seminary. I met my wife, Heidi, while I was a guest speaker at her church. It was my very first sermon, and I was smitten with the girl in the audience. Talk about nerves! My family and I joined the Far Hills team in 2013. Amidst our family’s many activities, we try our best to be “un-busy.” We enjoy eating out, watching movies, traveling, and playing with our black lab (Gemma).
I grew up going to church from a very early age in the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN. Even though I accepted Jesus when I was 7, I don’t think I truly understood what it meant to follow Jesus until I was older. I attended Cedarville University, and there God began to teach me that being a believer is more than just being obedient but also embodying the love of Christ. I met my wife, Grace, while on a Gospel choir mission trip my freshman year. I officially joined the staff team in 2012 and am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Christian Ministry at Southern Seminary. Grace and I enjoy spending time together doing just about anything as long as we are out of the house! We love going to museums, parks, visiting off-the-wall restaurants, and taking walks. Our son, Eli, enjoys these things as well, but he doesn’t really have a say in the matter yet… he’s only one!
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in western New York and spent the majority of my adult life in Florida. Go Gators! I attended the University of Central Florida where I studied elementary education and received my masters degree in Christian Education at New Orleans Seminary. I first realized that God was real when I was very young. I would watch the moon shine on the snowy corn fields outside my bedroom window and marvel at such a beautiful creation. When I was older, I traveled to Honduras on a mission trip and I knew I wanted to serve God by serving people. I met my husband while in college. We took a computer class together and became study partners. The rest, as they say, is history! God performed a miracle in our lives by allowing us to adopt our son in 2002. My family and I love spending time together traveling, going to movies, and playing any kind of sports.
I was born in Seattle, Washington, but primarily grew up right here in Bellbrook, Ohio. I was raised in a home with godly parents who taught me about the Lord. Through their faithfulness, God saved me at the very young age of six. However, when I hit high school I encountered questions and situations that pressed me to wrestle with my faith in God. Thankfully, the Lord used two youth leaders to challenge, shape, and teach me about what it means to truly follow Jesus. I met my wife Kristin during my senior year of high school. We grew to know each other through working together at Dot’s Supermarket and eventually began to date. We got married on June 06, 2015. I earned my undergraduate degree at Wright State University in Communication Studies and am currently working on my Master of Divinity degree at Southern Seminary. I joined Far Hills in the winter of 2013 as an intern and now serve as the student director. My wife and I enjoy running, good coffee, great food, relaxing on the patio on a nice day, and having great conversations.
I grew up getting bounced around – state to state, parent to parent. We didn’t attend church, but there was something inside me pushing me to pursue God. When I was seventeen I checked out a local church. I fell in love with the people immediately but I was just starting to know and love Jesus. I went to Bluffton University, where I met my wife Jenna, graduated with a degree in education, and was so impacted by Jesus followers on campus that I decided there was no other way than to go “all in” myself and serve God with my whole life. I felt called to go into ministry and have served now for the past 10 years. I completed a Masters degree in Christian Ministry in 2013, became a dad to Eli in 2014, and joined the Far Hills team in 2016 as the Creative Arts Pastor.