I am the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University.  I’ve been the pastor there since 2004.  I was born in Chicagoland, but grew up mostly in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.  I root for da Bears, da Bulls, da Blackhawks, the White Sox, and the Spartans.

I have been married to Trisha since January 2002. We live in East Lansing and have six young children.


I try to read some of the comments, but I am rarely able to respond. I must be a husband, father, and pastor before I am a blogger. If I don’t respond to your questions or engage your ideas in the comments section, please don’t take it personally.

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You may contact me via email, though I am usually unable to respond personally. If you have encouragement for me, I thank you in advance. If you have constructive criticism, I will take it seriously. If you want help with a term paper or you want me to read your manuscript or dissertation, you’re barking up the wrong tree.