Born and raised in NW Iowa. Came to faith during college and received my Master of Divinity from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 1989. I was married shortly after graduating from college and my wife Julie worked while I went to seminary. After seminary we began our family. I was first ordained at the Pastor of Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Ripon, CA... which pastored for 9 years. After this, I pastored the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bridgewater, SD for 10 years and became the pastor of Northland Reformed Church in June of 2009.