More important than my calling to the ministry is the role I play as a husband to my wonderful wife Maddie, and fur-dad to our two Poochons, Minnie and Lupin. Outside of church, in the rare moments that I have free time, I love reading the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, nerding out over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and spending time with creation in the mountains we are so blessed to call home. While at church, the biggest joys of my call to ministry are the opportunities I have to serve others and the invitation they give me to walk alongside them while they deal with the joys, difficulties, and pains of life. Having had a tumultuous faith journey of my own, I love to walk with people wherever they are in faith with no concern for what they’ve done in the past or how they identify. The miracle of creation is that God created each of us, regardless of what divides us, in God’s own image. Thanks be to God!! If you are looking for a warm place with diverse backgrounds and beliefs and would like other people to walk with you in compassion, grace, love, and understanding on your journey with or towards Christ, I invite you to join us on Sunday mornings. It would be my privilege to be the Sam Gamgee to your Frodo Baggins!