Meet Team UCNYI



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.


Raised in South Florida, I began working as an Event Assistant for USA/Canada NYI in March of 2014. I help plan regional UCNYI events, assist with USA/Canada Youth Quizzing, and coordinate our social media. I love laughing, knitting, and spending time with my husband Justin and two dogs, Jet and Rex.


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. Some of my favorite things are traveling, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Iowa Hawkeyes, watching movies, home improvement projects, and enjoying the outdoors.


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.

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