We are a family committed to engaging and empowering the next generation in Portland, Oregon and around the world. We serve with a ministry organization called Cru.
Today only 4% of young people between the ages of 18-30 in the urban core of Portland know who Jesus is. We are committed to seeing this changed and working hard to connect the young people in our city who are deeply disconnected to each other and to Jesus.
We were both in college when we discovered what it really meant to walk with the Lord and made the decision to walk with Christ daily. The love of God and His plan for the world gripped our hearts and compelled us to go to the mission field.
We were married in June 2001 after I graduated from Montana State University and Jody graduated from Oregon State University. We joined the staff of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) during January 2002, served in the campus ministry at Montana State University until the spring of 2010 when we moved to Portland to help launch and lead a brand new campus team. In the spring of 2015 we transitioned to a new role within Cru, working with the Millenial generation in the Portland area.
We have one daughter named Jenna who arrived in January 2007. We have one son named Isaac who arrived August 27th 2010 and is a great blessing in our lives.
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Check out the Portland Ministry website and watch this video of the story of our experience in relaunching the campus ministry as told by my co-leader Justin.