Resume

updated 4/2/2020

Ministry Experience

  • Staff Chaplain – North Dakota National Guard, 2019-present
  • Deputy State Chaplain – North Dakota Army National Guard, 2019-present*
  • Pastor – Gibbon Baptist Church, 2018-2019
  • Joint Task Force (JTF) Chaplain – JTF Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands National Guard, 2017
  • Brigade Chaplain – Nebraska Army National Guard, 2014-2019*
  • Pastor – York Evangelical Free Church, 2010-2017
  • Battalion Chaplain – Nebraska Army National Guard, 2009-2014*
  • Assistant Pastor – Gretna Community Church, 2007-2009
  • Chaplain Candidate – Nebraska Army National Guard, 2007-2009*

* denotes part-time Army National Guard assignments

Education

  • D.Min., Preaching – Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program
  • M.Div., Church Ministries cum laude – Liberty University
  • B.A., History – Bellevue University

Credentials

  • Ordained Minister, American Baptist Churches USA
  • Endorsed Military Chaplain, American Baptist Home Mission Societies
  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Facilitator, PREPARE/ENRICH

Training

  • Fiscal Law Course, 2020
  • Federal Employee Supervisor Course, 2019
  • Command & General Staff Officers’ Course, Common Core with honor, 2017
  • Brigade Chaplain Functional Area Qualification Course, 2016
  • Combat Medical Ministry Course, 2012
  • Chaplain Captains Career Course, 2012
  • Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course, 2008
  • Armor Officer Basic Course, 2006
  • Accelerated Officer Candidate School, 2006
  • Infantry One Station Unit Training, 2004

Promotions

  • LTC – May 2019
  • MAJ – June 2014
  • CPT – October 2009
  • 1LT – August 2008
  • 2LT – April 2006

US Decorations and Badges

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Stars)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass and M Device)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Nebraska National Guard Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Nebraska National Guard Emergency Service Medal
  • Nebraska National Guard Service Medal (with X Device)
  • North Dakota National Guard Basic Training Ribbon
  • Virgin Islands National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Troop B, 1-167th Cavalry Regiment, 2006-2007)
  • Combat Action Badge

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