I grew up in north San Diego County as a third generation native Californian. My parents provided a caring and supportive home to my sister and me. I attended public and Christian schools, and my family regularly attended church. I grew up working summers in our family electrical contracting business that my grandfather started in 1944.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t think seriously about God or the Bible, yet it was during my junior high years that the Spirit of Christ made me very interested to study the Bible, know my Savior better, and follow him more intentionally.
I began my undergraduate education at UCSD, but decided to complete a B. A. in Theology at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1988. That same summer I was blessed to marry my beautiful wife, Kathi. For the next two years, we worked and saved so I could attend seminary. In 1990, we moved to Illinois where I attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1992.
We then returned to California, and I worked as an estimator/project manager in the family electrical business for the next eight years. During those years, my wife and I were blessed with four daughters. It was also during those years that I became convinced that the Bible taught what is often called the Reformed Faith, and I had the opportunity to serve as a ruling elder in two PCA congregations.
I was ordained a minister of the gospel in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in early 2001, serving initially as a church planter in a small community in West Texas for nearly six years. In the summer of 2006, I was called to serve as pastor of Reformation Fellowship, Roseville. My family and I enjoy living in this beautiful part of California and are very grateful to be part of this warm, devout congregation.
By God’s grace, I try to be a loving husband and father, a careful student of the Bible and theology, an earnest preacher, a clear and relevant teacher, and a helpful shepherd to God’s people. I’m grateful for Reformation Fellowship’s elders who have a special concern, not only for the whole congregation, but for my life, doctrine, and work. I’m so thankful for the prayers and patient support of Reformation Fellowship’s members; I consider it one of my solemn duties to pray for them.
My wife is very friendly, did a great job of educating our four daughters, now works from home as a reading tutor, and enjoys cooking, listening to books, meeting with young wives and mothers, and hand crafts. I enjoy outings with my wife, exercise, gardening, doing home and auto repair, watching suspenseful movies, playing piano, talking with family and friends over good food and wine, and spending any time I can with my adult daughters.