I am currently serving as Lead Pastor of Neffsville Mennonite church in Lancaster, PA. My wife Beth serves with me as Associate Pastor. We have three wonderful children: Sarah (21), Chris(18) and Harrison (16). I grew up in Lynchburg Virginia and met my wife at North Carolina School of the Arts were I was studying Acting and she Opera. I came to faith in Jesus Christ during that time and Beth and I married and moved to Harrisonburg Virginia. I started raising turkeys and we began looking for a church. We found a church family at Cornerstone Mennonite Church in Broadway, Virginia and soon became members. After a few years we were called to serve as missionaries with Youth Evangelism Service for a year doing street evangelism to help start a church in Bari, Italy. After that year we were asked to return to Sicily as long term missionaries. We accepted the invitation and served 9 more years a church planting missionaries. We were privileged to participate directly in planting 5 new Mennonite churches. Upon returning to the States in August of 2000 I entered seminary and began serving as Associate Pastor at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. I served for six years as pastor of Praise Fellowship, an alternative service that met in the Fellowship Hall, and during that time completed my MDIV. My wife entered seminary and completed her MDIV as well. In the last six months of our time we had a vision for a new church plant in Harrisonburg and, with others, founded The Table that currently meets at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Though we desired to remain with The Table, God had other plans and led us to where we now serve in Lancaster PA.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Having experienced life difficulties and behavioral issues that were unhealthy for myself and others I sought out help. I found transformation through a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I experienced understanding and awareness through counseling. I experienced healing and restoration through spiritual direction. I hope to return the favor to others like me that are interested in transformation, understanding and awareness of themselves, and healing and restoration from hurts and loss. The goal is that we can, together, live healthier lives that benefit us and others.
|Time in Practice||25 years +|
|I practice in||My state/province only|
|I offer my services||At my office|
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
Via a webcam
Other, please inquire
|I am fluent in||English|