Where were you born?
When did you join the team?
July 1, 2023
What did you do before coming to Lakeview?
I was the Associate Pastor of St. Mark’s UMC in Tucson.
What's your favorite thing about being at Lakeview?
The genuine warmth of the people!
What's your favorite bible verse/passage of scripture?
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I play enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons, hiking, and caving when I can.
Who are some of your favorite authors/books?
I come from a family where there was a firm belief that it is not hoarding if it is books so what I am writing right is very abbreviated. Some of my favorite books/series of book of all time include the “Dune” series by Frank Herbert, “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, and “The Kingkiller Chronicles” by Patrick Rothfuss
What's your favorite type of music?
I enjoy listening to more upbeat rock music.
What are some of your favorite movies?
The singular best film ever made is “The Empire Strikes Back” but there is a world of wonderful film out there. I tend to drift into the sci-fi/fantasy genres of film. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Dark City, Labyrinth all rank pretty high on my list of favorites.
What's your favorite type of food?
Ethiopian food is proof that God loves each of us. If you don’t know this to be a fact you clearly haven’t tried Ethiopian food.
What's your favorite sport/team?
I have always enjoyed baseball and basketball. I tend to follow the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball. I won’t say who I follow basketball wise because I live in Phoenix and am from Tucson, hahahaha.
What's your favorite place to go in Phoenix?
This is a good question without a good answer. I suspect for a while I will be taking lots of recommendations.
What's your favorite holiday?
When it comes to life around the church my favorite is easily Easter. In terms of sheer fun it is easily Halloween.
What's an ideal day off look like to you?
Sleeping in a little late with neither of the animals trying to wake us up. Beyond this as long as I get to spend quality time with close friends or family I am very pleased.
What's your favorite vacation spot?
Places with lots of land and not many people.