We live on the West Coast of BC, Canada. My wife, Heidi and two amazing kids are my primary sources of encouragement. We love each other deeply and work hard at keeping our relationships top priority. We enjoy picnics, ball hockey, road trips, the Vancouver Canucks and all varieties of good ethnic food.
Personally, I have rediscovered my love for road cycling thanks to a good friend Harv Bergen (check out his local shop Lifecyles). Cycling is my most productive time for creative thinking. It burns extra calories too, go figure!
I am an optimist and I am usually with people, which means I see potential in everyone and every community. I appreciate dreaming big but enjoy even more seeing people realize their dreams. I believe taking risks is part of what comprises ‘normal life’ for a disciple of Jesus. And so, I have given my life to calling people to move outside of the assumed comfort zones, into a life of radical mission. It is a passion of mine to see the current dearth of available short-term mission opportunities more productively build the Church, both ‘here’ and ‘there.’
I am called to mobilize the whole church to reach the whole world.
I have worked with MB Mission, a ministry of the Mennonite Brethren denomination, for the past 15 years in numerous roles of leadership and management. In my current role, as Mobilization Coordinator, I oversee the development and delivery of our short-term mission programs across the U.S. and Canada. I also resource local churches on issues of discipleship and global church planting – managing a full itinerary of speaking and preaching engagements.
This blog is a gathering place for discussions related to mission, discipleship and leadership. It is a personal blog, however my goal is to provide stimulating and relevant resources for anyone to put into good practical use, in both personal and ministry life.
Stick around – contribute – let’s see where it goes!