After 10 years away from Resurrection, it has been my joy to rejoin the music ministry at the church that my wife, Jill, and I have long considered our spiritual home. I met Jill at Wheaton College and we attended Resurrection after graduating, from 2004-2008. In July 2008, we moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, to fulfill God’s calling on my life to become an attorney. In our ten year sojourn from Resurrection, God blessed our family with four children: Eden (10), Alec Wesley (8), Everley (7), and Blythe (4). Since our return, He blessed us again with the birth of our fifth child, Enoch, in March 2019. Our family has been through many moves and transitions in last ten years, but God’s faithfulness has been the unifying thread through every joy and challenge.
In my professional life, I have served as a Captain and Judge Advocate (“JAG”) in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a criminal defense attorney in the Marines, I represented military service members charged with misconduct. I now serve as legal advisor to a U.S. District Judge, preparing rulings of the court and providing operational and policy advice for a rehabilitative drug court program administered by the judge. With regard to my vocation, I believe the Christian life is perhaps best summed up in Micah 6:8 – “[W]hat does God require of you? To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
For the past 20 years, I have consistently served as a musician, vocalist, and team leader in diverse worship contexts. Worship through music is a lifelong passion for me. I grew up in a Christian home and watched my parents seek the Lord through Holy-Spirit-filled worship from the earliest age. I cherish the freedom that God has given me through worship in song, and long for its increase, both for myself and the body of believers at Resurrection.
On Sunday mornings at Resurrection, you’ll most often find me singing and playing the guitar or piano. My prayer for worship at Resurrection is that God would draw us all further up, and further in to His presence that we might be changed in the light of His glory.