Oakland has been my home for the last 12 years - Go Warriors! I moved here in 2006 from San Francisco to start a new ministry on the campus of UC Berkeley - Go Bears! Prior to moving to the Bay Area, I received my master’s of divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.
My wife, Katie, and I have three children. Outside of the church and spending time with my family, you can find me riding my bike in the Oakland hills or exploring new food spots all over the city. I love it here. I feel so privileged that God has called me to live and pastor in Oakland.
I moved from San Diego to Berkeley in 2010 to study at UC Berkeley. From there, I received a bachelor’s degree in music (vocal performance) & religious studies (Judaism) in 2014.
When I have free time, I will never turn down Korean BBQ, a good movie, or a fun karaoke night. And although I am somewhat of an amateur, I would love to take you swing dancing!
RUF Campus Minister
My wife, Holly, and I moved to Oakland in the summer of 2017 for me to begin work as campus minister at UC Berkeley. Berkeley students always ask the truest questions, and I count it a huge blessing to spend my days commending Jesus as more beautiful and believable than all that vies for our heart's affection.
Before moving to the Bay Area, I studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where I received my master's of divinity. Although we are new to the Town, it is a place we proudly call home. Other than Holly and our little boy, Gabe, nothing captures my heart more than homemade biscuits, fly fishing, and the NBA. In that order.
Originally from Greenville, SC and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, I moved to the Bay Area 4 years ago to work for RUF at UC-Berkeley. I had a slight suspicion back then that I would not be retuning to the East Coast for a while...and then, sure enough, I married a California boy! Kevin and I love Oakland and feel right at home at Resurrection Oakland. I just started graduate school for a Master's in Counseling Psychology. Other interests of mine include running, music, any theology book I can get my hands on and finding the next mountain to climb. But...nothing beats sitting around the dinner table - good food and drink in hand - with friends and family.