After a fifteen-year career as an engineer and project manager, I felt the call of God to help build something that will last. So, I earned a Master of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary and joined the ranks of kingdom-builders.
This early career in engineering and project management taught me the art and science of getting things done on time and under budget as a team. My time in marketing and communications helped me cast a clear, compelling vision that motivates others to take action. In both sectors, profit and non-profit, I led teams to integrate technology and workflow processes that people enjoy using and, therefore, achieve greater success together.
While my career journey has been varied, a few qualities remained consistent throughout. I have the ability to view systems and their interconnected details simultaneously. A natural curiosity helps me learn systems and processes quickly, and then re-frame problems to yield unexpected solutions. And I enjoy translating complex projects into manageable, measurable, sequential steps. Most of all, I love doing all of this in community with capable team members.
In seminary, I discovered a love for teaching and writing. After graduation, I served as the director of creative ministries and writer for Insight for Living, the radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll. During this time I also assisted Dr. Swindoll in the completion of several books. I also helped other Christian authors on their writing projects. Past clients include Andy Stanley, Dr. Frank Minirth, Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. John Tolson, and John Eldredge.
In 2008, I wrote Redemptive Divorce to help Christians struggling in dysfunctional or dangerous marriages that are torn apart by the destructive behavior of an unrepentant partner.
I currently serve as the Director of Donor Experience and Program Engagement at Buckner International. Our mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children, build strong families through Christ-centered values, and enrich the lives of senior adults.
While ministry and work are very fulfilling, my greatest joy is my family. My wife, Charissa, and I reside in Frisco, Texas and have four adult children.