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Education
I am a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. (2000) Following high school, I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2005 with a STEP Degree in Physical Education. After graduating, I received my first call to serve at Risen Savior Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I taught at Risen Savior Lutheran School from 2005 – 2013. While serving at Risen Savior, I taught 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades along the way, while also serving as their Athletic Director. Also, while serving at Risen Savior, I decided to go back to school to earn my master’s degree. I earned my master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University in December of 2011. My master’s degree is in “teaching, learning, and leadership.”  In 2013, I began taking classes again to become a WELS certified mentor of beginning teachers. I completed my training in 2015, and have been working with WELS first and second year teachers since.

Family
The Lord has richly blessed me with family! In August of 2007, my wife Becky and I were married. We met while attending college at Martin Luther College, and were married the year after she graduated. In August of 2011, the Lord blessed Becky and I with our first son, Kai. In February of 2014, the Lord again blessed us with a child, our daughter, Ciara. Surprisingly, the Lord blessed us again in 2016 with our second son, Lincoln. We are now a family of 5, and could not be happier to have each other to support and depend on!

Places I have Served
When I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2005, my first call was to serve at Risen Savior Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Risen Savior was such a blessing in my life, as it helped to shape the teacher I am today. I was blessed to serve at Risen Savior from 2005 – 2013, serving in many different capacities and grade levels. In 2013, I accepted the call to St. Paul’s, where I again have been truly blessed with supportive parents and eager students. 

Interests
I am what most would consider an “outdoorsman.” I enjoy almost any activity that takes place outside. I enjoy playing softball, volleyball, golf, deer hunting, bird hunting, and most of all fishing. I also enjoy most college and professional sports. My strong interests are the Olympics, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, Green Bay Packer football, Wisconsin Badger football, and Wisconsin Badger basketball.

I’m always up for a game!

Outside of sports and recreational activities, I enjoy being a husband, father, and uncle. I also like to watch any history documentary, cooking, and keeping up with my fantasy sports teams!

5th grade teacher
Serving the Lord here at St. Paul's since 2013