Growing up I was surrounded by a family who loved me and cared for me. Home was always changing as we moved a lot growing up but one thing my mom made important was finding a church and getting my brother and I plugged in. So through my early years in life I had the typical church boy experience of Sunday school, VBS, and summer camp. My faith became my own and something I really invested in when I was in college. Finding Christ Chapel helped me find a community of believers when I transferred schools to come out here. I fell in love with the community, the people, and the overall humility before the cross the church practiced.
My first day in the Aardvark, the old college location, I was welcomed with warm arms and smiling faces. This was an amazing experience before as I had never been treated like that as the new comer in all my moves. This made Aardvark special and felt like my home outside of home. Originally being from California, the cultures are very different so being able to get plugged in so quick made the transition of life change a lot easier.
Being mentored and discipled by amazing people, the call to ministry began to grow increasingly louder. God kept growing greater than I had originally pictured his character to be. Daily I was learning new sides of him and seeing him in a new light. As a Young Adult Resident, I am receiving both the ministerial hands on part as well as the knowledge about God’s character. Growing in those areas is something I am enjoying and look forward to keep developing in.
Although I am a California boy, I am a rodeo champion. When I was younger, I won the Santa Barbara Rodeo mutton-busting competition and got a belt buckle to prove it! I started my undergrad playing baseball at Cal Baptist University and transferred out to Texas Wesleyan University here in Fort Worth to finish my baseball career and graduate with a degree in Liberal Studies.