I delight in seeing 3-year-old children worship God, and I am challenged by the passionate faith of teenagers. It is an honor to be welcomed into the lives of families and young people at Waterford. I grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, and was raised in a loving, Christian home. I first learned of the Mennonite Church while attending college at Indiana Wesleyan University. I became drawn to the community-centered life and commitment to peacemaking that is central to the Mennonite faith. I completed the next step of my formal training at Duke Divinity School for a Masters in Divinity with a concentration in Christian Education. I am happily married to J.E., and we enjoy hospitality, board games, disc golf, and jam-sessions on guitar.