IMG_8705I serve in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. I was commissioned as a Provisional Elder on June 6, 2014 and ordained as an Elder in Full Connection on June 10, 2016 by Bishop Jonathan Keaton.

I am privileged to serve as the Lead Pastor of Tremont UMC in Tremont, IL. I previously served as the Associate Pastor of Canton: Wesley UMC from 2014-2018, as Pastor of Cornell United Methodist Church from 2008-2014, Chaplain of Evenglow Lodge from 2012-2014 and as a Director of Youth Ministry from 2006-2008. I have been married to Brittney since December 2008. We welcomed our first child, Marqui Michelle, in 2014; our second, Selah Katherine, in 2016; and our third, Evangeline Ameria, in 2022.

I love the Chicago Cubs and think Wrigley Field is Holy Ground.


Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in Preaching), Lincoln Christian University, 2009
Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2013
Doctor of Ministry, United Theological Seminary (Successful defense, graduation in May 2023 in Fresh Expressions and Church Renewal)


2017 Inductee to World Methodist Evangelism’s “Order of the Flame”.

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