“What do you want to do with your life? Do you want to follow God or follow your friends?” A good friend of mine asked me those questions shortly after I reconnected with the church. He knew I had a heart to help others, and challenged me to consider using my gifts serving the Lord. At the time, I was working as an Emergency Medical Technician in the East Bay Area of California. Those questions opened my eyes to what I already knew deep down, (on the ambulance, you quickly learn what matters). God used my experiences to show me that those who had a faith life just seem to do better. The biggest reason is the hope He provides us.
I graduated from the Seminary in St. Louis, MO in June of 2007. Shortly afterwards I married my wife, Noelle. For a little over nine years it was just the two of us. We had tried to have children of our own, but the Lord had different plans. In Dec 2016, we welcomed our first foster care child into our home. Our lives have been richly blessed by this little girl. God’s plan has been wonderfully overwhelming and beyond words.
The community of Frankenmuth, and the members of St. Lorenz have been a tremendous form of support. I am honored to serve this community as the Pastoral Care pastor here at St. Lorenz. I took over this role in January 2017, and it allows me the chance to share my heart in the caring and compassion ministries that St. Lorenz has to offer.
I thank the Lord that someone cared enough to show me I have something to contribute. Now I get to help others and share the love that Christ has for them. So what is God doing in your life? I would love the chance to sit down and talk with you about it.