I spent most of my life in Upstate New York. I was born in Florida and spent a few years there and in Illinois before my family moved to Troy where my dad has been a pastor at Third Presbyterian Church for the past 16 years. I went to Troy High and enjoyed living in the capital district and had even been to Brunswick church a few times growing up for some different events.
I went to the University of Rochester where I studied microbiology. While I was there, I had the chance to grow a lot in my faith being away from home and have my first tastes in ministry as I was a part of some student lead ministries on campus.
As I approached graduation, I realized that God was leading me towards vocational ministry and though I enjoyed the classes I took in biology that wasn’t where God was leading me.
After graduation, I accepted a two-year position with a missions agency in East Africa. My team in East Africa had the goal of discipling new believers and helping the small community of believers reach out to their neighbors and to begin worshiping together. I was incredibly thankful for the opportunity to serve God in East Africa but I knew that it wasn’t a long term stop for me. I learned a lot about ministry and left with a love for the people there but I knew through the way God has been working in my heart that He has been leading me towards serving in the local church as a pastor.
I’ve been accepted to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where I am excited to start my studies this Fall. I am also looking forward to learning and serving at Brunswick Church for the coming months and hope to be able to get more experience in the ministry God is calling me to and to find all the ways that I can use my gifts here in the time that I have with you.