Hometown: The great city of Houston, TX

Education: B.A. in Theology from Loyola University Chicago

Ministry at Ablaze: Founder and Director of ProjectYM

Ministry Background: I was a Parish Youth Minister for over a decade and have been running ProjectYM for 7 years.

Interests: The color yellow, flip flops, cooking, all things tech, Tik Tok, hiking through the great forests of Tennessee, reading books on leadership, my Catholic faith, and business management.

Passions: Speaking the gospel to young people, supporting youth ministers and helping them thrive, plating exquisite looking meals, being husband to my amazing wife Crystal and dad to our 4 fantastic kids – Noah, Ruthi, Esther, and Abigail.

Why did I become involved with Ablaze: Because of Matt’s beard. Oh and because of the shared passion we have for equipping charismatic and passionate adults to serve the young church.

Favorite Quotes/Verses:

“Milk was a bad choice” – Ron Burgundy

“Stay classy, San Diego” – Ron Burgundy

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. ‘Ah, Lord God!’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak. I am too young!’ But the Lord answered me, Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you—oracle of the Lord.” ~Jeremiah 1:5-8