I am a native Arkansan, and have served several appointments in the state: Assistant Director at Henderson State Wesley Foundation (2001-2002), Pastor at Huntsville UMC and Presley Chapel UMC (2008-2010), Associate Pastor of Preaching and Christian Education at Pulaski Heights UMC in Little Rock (2010-2013). I also served churches in Texas while attending seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas: Como UMC (2004-2006) and Caddo Mills UMC (2006-2008). Before coming to Living Waters, I was the United Methodist Chaplain at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (2013-2016).
I did my undergraduate work in Sociology at Arkansas Tech University (1997-2001), earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Arkansas (2002-2004), before earning a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. I was ordained an Elder in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2012. I am currently working on a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health at John Brown University.
Andrea and I have been married for 18 years, and have two really wonderful teenage daughters. Andrea works as a Neuro-ICU Nurse at Washington Regional Medical Center.