HS: Escanaba Area Public High School
AA: Suomi College (Pre-Education/Fine Arts)
BA: Dana College (Music Education: K-12, Vocal & Instrumental)
MA: Northern Michigan University (Education Administration: Administration & Leadership)
MDiv: Luther Seminary
"God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good!" "You don't have to, you GET TO!"
"The Attitude of Gratitude!"
"It's been a BIG day. Tomorrow is going to be an even BIGGER day."
"You look like a million bucks!"
"You...are my number one...guy."
"It is what it is, baby." - Ray Charles
"Jesus Christ is the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome."
"I LOVE YOU ALL!"
"Simil justus et pecator"
"Ora et Labora"
"Hope and Pray for the best, plan for the worst"???
"It's all good."
2009-Present: Finlandia University: Campus Pastor (University Chaplain)
2000-2009: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp: Program Director
1999-2000: Goldberg Co., Cleveland, OH: Pools Manager
1998-1999: West Iron County Schools: K-3 & HS Band/Choir Instructor; Assistant Wrestling Coach
1995-1998: KDCV-Fm, Dana College, Blair, NE: Music Coordinator/DJ/Wrestling Announcer
1997-1998: DCTV, Dana College, Blair, NE: Operator, VJ, News
1992-1994: Resident Assistant; Suomi College
1992-1994: Lifeguard, Swim Instructor: Suomi College
1989-1994: Lifeguard: Escanaba YMCA
1989-1998: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp: Summer Staff Positions
Lay School for Ministry - Certificate
Youth & Family Certification School - Certificate: Wartburg Seminary & Vibrant Faith Ministries
Prepare & Enrich Facilitator: for Dating, Engaged and Married Couples
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries: Administrative course completion
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries: Program course completion
American Red Cross: Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
ABEE - Ropes Course Instructor
Iron County Victim Advocate Training
Awards & Recognitions
1992 - Who's Who in HS Sports
1992 - Beck Scholarship
1992 - Eagles Scholarship
1993 - Most Outstanding Contributor to Community/Campus Life; Suomi College
1994 - Most Valuable Athlete: Suomi College
1994 - Graduate with Honors
1994 - SISU Award; Suomi College
1994 - Most Outstanding Contributor to Community/Campus Life; Suomi College
1994 - Most Outstanding Area Special Olympics Coach
1997 - Who's Who Among University and College Students: Dana College
1997-1998 - MENC Dana College Chapter President
1998 - Most Outstanding Contributor to Community/Campus Life: DANA College
1998 - 2x National Dean's List
1999 - Vilas P. Wensel Award (West Iron County Schools, Michigan)
2005 - Continental Who's Who
2008 - Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Dana College
2008 - National Scholar Honors Society
2014 - Service Award; Finlandia University