Meet the Pastor

Hello! I'm glad to meet you. Here's a little about myself.

I was born and raised in Onalaska, WI, right on the Mississippi River. I have been blessed with wonderful parents, younger brother, and older sister.

St. Paul's in Onalaska served as our church and school. Then it was on to Luther High School, just a block away. It was a good life and a great childhood. Then tradgedy struck.

In 1995, I was diagnosed with bone cancer. After a year off from school and 2 1/2 years of struggle, I overcame the cancer with the help of the Lord. It was part way through that struggle that I chose to study for the ministry.

In 2001, God blessed me with my wonderful wife Ruth. We have not blessed with children as of yet, but love each other deeply.

I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2002 and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2006. I was called to serve Holy Scripture in Fort Wayne, IN. God blessed my ministry there.

In 2014, I accepted the call to be the pastor here at St. Michael's in Fountain City, WI. I know that God will be with us as we carry His gospel to all.

I love to study and work with the Biblical languages, Greek and Hebrew. In my free time, I like to tinker with computers and gadgets, hike trails with Ruth and our dogs Cyrus and Pepper. Music has always been a love in my life, whether singing in choirs or playing percussion or piano. People say they like my preaching and teaching, and I love to lead in them. I can't wait to share my love of God with you.