I was born in Pasco, WA. My family would migrate for months at a time but the valley was always home. I grew up in this church, however I didn’t fully understand how Jesus dying on the cross and being resurrected should somehow transform the way I lived my life. Through His word and other believers I began to see the Lord as a loving Father and He began to foster in me a healthy love for Him and a desire to serve Him. I met my wife, Melissa, in college at The University of North Texas and got married in 2014. We have 2 kids, Talitha and Silas. My hope for Rio Life is for our hearts’ deepest affections to grow for Jesus. For our deepest longings and passions to be re-oriented toward the kingdom and mission of our God.