Position: Central High School Young Life Leader
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Valley Living, Mountaintop Striving
I would title my autobiography this because Amy and I have spent much time living in the valleys of life where the brokenness of this world surfaces via pain and suffering. However, this hasn't stopped us from focusing eternally on what matters most, our relationship with Christ. We strive to reach that mountaintop or as Paul says "finish the race" and hear the warm words "Well done, good and faithful servant".
If you could eat any food right now, what would it be?
An omelette with some hash browns or fried potatoes! I'm a breakfast fanatic so it always sounds good!
What has been your favorite part about Young Life?
I've had a couple favorite parts so far. 1st, having genuine relationships with high school kids, and them accept it as genuine, has been very rewarding & encouraging. Most kids have very few meaningful relationships in their lives. I look back to my high school years and I was very naive about some of the "quality" relationships I thought I had.
My 2nd favorite part about Young Life is the community with other leaders and committee. I believe the community in itself attracts so many individuals that love Jesus. The Young Life community has always been faithful to remind each other of the divine promises from God, especially after feeling defeated pursuing kids or just life in general.
Shark diving, bungee jumping, or skydiving?
I've always wanted to go skydiving.
I was supposed to go for my bachelor party but of course the party landed on the annual national skydiving convention so everything was closed. I can't think of anything more exhilarating than free falling to the earth at 100+ miles per hour.
Who has influenced you the most?
I'm going to have to go with the cliche answer, Jesus. If you ask anyone that knew me well before I started following Jesus and after they would have to agree. No one has been more influential and life changing than the King of the Kings. I'd love to share my story with anyone who is reading this, just ask!