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I'm not perfect, but serve a God who is. There are things about God I struggle to understand, but one thing is sure, I have found no greater love. I yearn for an intimate and real relationship with Him, and am simply amazed that God does too. Plus, it’s pretty sweet that I get paid to do what I love to do; share with others the life giving water that was given to me by a man from Nazareth, who is my best friend. I really enjoy helping people see a better picture of God, a portrait painted so beautifully by Jesus— God with us.

I have a B.A. in Religion from La Sierra University and an M.Div. from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, but learning is a lifelong pursuit that never ends.

Besides ministry, nothing brings me greater joy then spending time with family. I’m also a big hockey fan and enjoy not only watching the game, but playing it too. I’ve been happily married for thirteen years to my beautiful wife Martha. In addition, we’re the proud parents of two precious children; Ruben & Mia.

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