Full-time Ministry Experience

Joint Task Force Chaplain
Joint Task Force Virgin Islands (St. Croix, USVI)
Oct. – Nov. 2017

Lead Pastor
York Evangelical Free Church (York, NE)
Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2017

Assistant Pastor
Gretna Community Church (Gretna, NE)
Sep. 2007 – Nov. 2009

Additional Ministry Experience

Part-time or volunteer ministry work.

Adjunct Faculty
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Aug. 2017 – present

Director of Spiritual Development
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Mar. 2016 – Aug. 2017

Board of Directors
Evangelical Free Church of America Midwest District (Kearney, NE)
Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2016

Nebraska Army National Guard (Lincoln, NE)
Oct. 2009 – present

Chaplain Candidate
Nebraska Army National Guard (Lincoln, NE)
Sep. 2007 – Oct. 2009

Accredited Education

Doctor of Ministry, Preaching
Association of Chicago Theological Schools (Chicago, IL)
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL)
Thesis: “Jesus Sat Down: Preaching Grace as Motivation Toward Redemptive Change”

Master of Divinity, Church Ministries
Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity (Lynchburg, VA)
Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, History
Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)


Master Trainer, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Facilitator, Prepare/Enrich (marriage preparation and enrichment)

Military Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hour Glass and “M” Device)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Nebraska National Guard Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Nebraska National Guard Service Medal (with 10 Year Device)
  • Virgin Islands National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Combat Action Badge

Military Education and Training

  • Leadership Challenge Program, Level II (LCP-II), Leadership Foundry (2017)
  • Command and General Staff Officers Course, Common Core (CGSOC-CC), With Honor/Top 20%, U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (2017)
  • Brigade Chaplain Functional Area Qualification Course, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (2016)
  • Combat Medical Ministry Course, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (2012)
  • Chaplain Captain Career Course, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (2012)
  • Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (2008)
  • Mounted Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Armor School (2006)
  • Accelerated Officer Candidate School, Alabama Military Academy (2006)
  • Infantry One Station Unit Training, U.S. Army Infantry School (2004)

Updated 12/05/2017