Hey Panthers! I am so excited to join the VCS family as your new Director of Development! I am from Southern California and moved up here in June. I have been married to my wife Samantha for over 7 years and we have 2 girls, Ellie (4) and Hazel (2).
I graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, California with a degree in Theology. After college, I went on staff with Young Life, which is an outreach ministry to unchurched youth. I had the opportunity to serve overseas with my wife in Singapore for two years and then we moved to Burbank, California. I became the Area Director for Burbank Young Life and we were there for over four years, until God called us up here to Spokane.
At Burbank Young Life, I worked with the Board of Directors to fund an annual budget of $130k that resourced an area of five ministries, over 25 leaders, 15 helpers and one staff person. I was also responsible for forecasting, branding, event planning and area wide communications. One project close to my heart was the development of a network of 21 ministry partners, praying for each other and the community. With my experience leading community relationship management, fundraising efforts, and marketing initiatives for a non-profit organization, I am excited to use what I have learned to help grow this wonderful ministry to youth in the valley.
My favorite Bible verse, which has served me well, comes out of Proverbs 3:6 (NLT): “Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
God’s hand is over this wonderful ministry and He has great things in store for us on the horizon!