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.
I'm originally from Ventura, CA and moved to the Bay to attend UC Berkeley, where I completed my degree in English in 2016. I was the RUF Intern at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee for two years after graduating. I loved my time with RUF, but I felt that my heart was here in the Bay Area; that's why I was so excited to come on staff with Resurrection Oakland! There are few things more important to me than being with my friends and family, but if I'm not doing that, you might find me sitting down with a John Steinbeck novel or watching one of my favorite anime series.