On September 5, 2011, I started as the Youth Pastor at Gospel Chapel MB in Grand Forks. I was engaged to Shayna Martin and was 23 years old. 2461 days later on June 1, 2018, I am starting my first sabbatical. I am now 30 years old with two children and yes married to Shayna. It has been an amazing and wild ride and I am very blessed to have such a great family, job, and church community.
Going into a 3-month sabbatical is a strange thing for me. The last time I had 3 months off and not working some sort of job I was 11 years old. I now have 3 months to rest, vision, and hear from the Lord before I enter into perhaps another 7 years. I have time to read, write, but most importantly be with my family and enjoy a summer together where I am not working Friday nights and Sunday mornings. Please pray for me and my family as we journey through this season together hearing from the Lord about what he has for us going into the fall.