Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from EMU ’10
Bi-vocational in a non-traditional ministry setting
6 summers on staff at Penn-York Camp, Ulysses, PA
2 summers as assistant director at Highland Retreat, Bergton, VA
Ministry Inquiry Program at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa summer 2009
Year in Mennonite Voluntary Service as youth director at North Baltimore Mennonite Church and assistant teacher at Acts4Youth after school program, Baltimore, MD 2010-2011
I have special interest in community living and small groups.
As the son of a Mennonite pastor, I grew up with considerable church influence. My personal call was developed working with children in summer camp settings by leading Bible studies, speaking in chapels, and mentoring young/new Christians. I planned to enter seminary to become a full-time pastor, but my years of experience with The Table (a small, creative, non-traditional Mennonite Church) and in community living have shifted my calling to bi-vocational, non-traditional, mentoring ministry.
Though I don’t have immediate plans to utilize my degree from EMS professionally, there is no doubt my education has been transformative and daily informs my spiritual life, interactions with others, and vocational path. EMS has provided a life education that will inform whatever vocational path God lays before me.
Book studies, especially Dorothy Jean Weaver’s New Testament courses on Matthew, John, and Corinthians.
Pastoral Counseling and Pastoral Care.