My journey is an amazing story of how God can take a messy life, and completely transform a heart towards His purposes. God has most recently amazed me with a confirmation as Executive Pastor here at Cedar Grove. I had the honour of being an Overseer for three years at Cedar Grove before moving into a staff pastoral position.
My wife Kristiina and I have been married since 1997, and have three children. We both came to Christ through an Alpha course, which was life changing for us. Before that, we were both stuck in ways of living that were very destructive to us and our family. We have faced many challenges which nearly tore our marriage apart before we found healing through knowing Jesus. My wife and I have been blessed to run the marriage ministry at Cedar Grove for about five years now and love mentoring couples and teaching together.
As the point person for Men’s Ministry, I enjoy being in deeper relationships with men, because this has been an avenue that God has greatly used to influence my life!
When I am not at work at Cedar Grove you might find me at home with my big family including many international homestay students and my 85 year old father in law, who also live with us.
As free time allows, I enjoy hunting, cycling, gardening, and riding on my Harley -- with Kristiina on the back!
We found a community of people here at Cedar Grove that really work at being authentic with one another—messy lives and all -- and we love that. We hope you will join us and jump into deeper relationship with God and others . I encourage you to take steps to get into church community!
CONTACT ME | firstname.lastname@example.org