Meet Team UCNYI


Phone: (913) 577-0551

I am the USA/Canada Regional Youth Coordinator and count it a privilege to oversee youth ministry in the 5000+ local churches in the USA/Canada Region. Prior to accepting this position in October 2013, I served on the front lines of youth ministry as a youth pastor for 18 years and as a district president for 14 years. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Southern Nazarene University (SNU) in 1998, was ordained in 2000, and earned a Master of Arts in Church Leadership from SNU in 2009. Most importantly, I am married to my wonderful wife, Julie, and we have two incredible children: Bailey and Braden. My passion is with youth ministry and I love the opportunity to invest in the lives of youth and youth leaders.


Phone: (913) 577-0553

Raised in South Florida, I began working for USA/Canada NYI in March of 2014. My current responsibilities revolve around all things Youth Quizzing. I love laughing, knitting, and spending time with my husband Justin and two dogs, Jet and Rex.


Phone: (913) 577-0554

I have served as a Program Assistant for USA/Canada NYI since the fall of 2015. I am responsible for communications, resources, and website development. Originally from Oskaloosa, Iowa, I am a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University and a current student at Nazarene Theological Seminary. My wife, Brenna, and I live in Olathe with our energetic Goldendoodle, Kinnick.


Phone: (913) 577-0557

I joined the USA/Canada NYI team as Program Assistant in spring 2015. My role is to help facilitate some of the connection points within UCNYI. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I moved to Olathe, Kansas, to attend MidAmerica Nazarene University. I am passionate about helping others, serving my community, gardening, playing with my two dogs, and game nights with my wife, Rebecca & friends.

USA/Canada NYI
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, Kansas 66220