Meet the Staff
I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana (near South Bend), which I fondly call the “great white north” since it gets SO much snow! I graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and have spent the last 26 years in ministry as Worship Pastor, Administrative Pastor, and now Lead Pastor.
My wife and I have five children. Two of them are married, and one of them has given us 3 beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy taking trips with my wife, watching movies, and playing golf!
In 2011, our family moved to Bartlesville and I became the Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church. The last 7 years has been a great time of personal growth, as well as spiritual and numerical growth for our church. We have seen so many lives changed by the Gospel! My passion is to love and lead people to take next steps to find and follow Jesus! I love preaching and teaching God’s Word because I believe it has the answers that people are looking for in life.
I grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, just an hour from the greatest ball park in the world (Go Cubs Go)! I surrendered to ministry at church camp when I was young, and graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2016 with my Pastoral Studies degree.
I also married my college sweetheart in 2016! It has been such a joy to learn life with her, and we are excited to be finished with school and serving our community in the local church. We love watching movie series, making late night half-priced shake runs, spending time with family, and anything that lets us be outdoors together.
Our passion and area of ministry at C3 is youth. We believe the years of being a student, specifically a teenager and young adult, is the most formable and sensitive time in a person's life, and we are grateful to play a part in cultivating a student's desire to find God's will for their life. We strive to see them understand that they are entrusted with God's Word, equipped to do His work, and empowered to impact His world in their daily context.
I was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. I love reading old war memoirs, playing Settlers of Catan, and I enjoy journaling and being in the outdoors (Colorado mountains preferably).
I'm a graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University here in Bartlesville, and I've been at Christ Community since 2014. I'm currently pursuing my M.Div. through a seminary in Indiana. I'm drawn towards teaching and equipping people so that they can do best what only they can do in furthering God's Kingdom. We all have our special part to play in God's Mission - I'm passionate about helping you discover and channel that passion.
If you ever want to connect, meet for coffee and see how you can plug in, let me know! I'd love to meet with you!
I was born just outside of Chicago, Illinois, and grew up all over the place in several different states! I thoroughly enjoy skateboarding, action movies, listening to most any type of music, and playing any instrument I can get my hands on (whether or not I actually know how to play it).
I experienced my initial call to full-time, vocational ministry at the age of 13 while at church camp. I did not, however, have any clue as to the specific field or any details regarding my calling until I discovered an affection for music a couple of years ago. My passion at this stage in life revolves around music, more specifically, using the gift of music to lead others into a place of transparency and security before our God as we lift our voices and sing songs to Him.
I am currently a Junior at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and I'm majoring in Pastoral Ministry/Worship Arts. I am also heavily involved with and employed at a local youth/skateboarding ministry, and have been serving there since 2011.
If you happen to have any questions regarding our Worship Team, both Tech and Music, or even just want to jam, I'm your guy!
I was born here in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and grew up here as well. I love this little town and the people here! I met my husband our freshman year of college at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and we were married our sophomore year. Three months later, we opened a new chapter and began preparing to be parents to our first daughter. I graduated from OKWU in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education while expecting our second daughter. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, playing with my girls, and late-night snacking while watching Netflix :)
I started coming to Christ Community Church in 2015 and immediately fell in love with the people and the mission of our church - to love and lead people to take their next steps to find and follow Jesus! We all have next steps in life, constantly! God led me to begin working in ministry and I have loved it! When I'm not paying the bills, I'm work in the C3 Kid's ministry :) Even kids have a next step! And I am passionate about helping kids have a deep understanding of who Jesus is and how much he loves them so they can have a great start in life :)