I hail from the mysterious land known as the panhandle of Texas, where they bury Cadillacs in the dirt for fun. The quirky and artistic flare of the Dumas/Amarillo region definitely influenced and colored my perspective on art and music. I believe that community and my family instilled in me a love for God, people, and the arts.
Art and music have been a passion of mine since childhood, and I am extremely blessed to serve in this role at Raintree. I began playing the violin in elementary school and then eventually moved on to the guitar. I later joined choir in high school because there were a lot of cute girls. Eventually, I discovered I liked to sing, too, and continued my choral and musical education into my college years.
I moved to Lubbock in 2000 to attend Lubbock Christian University, and graduated with a communications degree. While singing in the Praise Choir at LCU, I also met and married my wife, April. After graduation, I began a career in graphic design and photography, working for LCU and later for Texas Tech. During that time I served many years on a worship team and in a worship band at Monterey Church of Christ, where I was mentored and guided by some amazing men and women.
In 2008, I went back to school and got a Master’s degree in leadership, and I am very thankful for that experience. I learned many things about “servant leadership” and organizational management.
In 2012, April and I had our son Kaleb; he is a rambunctious little guy who has captured our hearts and added ineffable joy to our lives. In 2017, we added another precious boy to our family through the miracle of adoption. Todd was born in 2015 and has stolen our hearts. We're incredibly blessed that God chose us to be parents to these wonderful boys.
Raintree is a special place, and I am humbled to be a part of this family as we seek to fulfill God’s mission in our lives. I hope to serve in any way possible so God and His church may flourish on this earth.