Why are you at The Journey?
Michelle and I have been serving in various capacities at The Journey since before it launched as a church and began holding public services. Then about three years ago, we began to consider whether our gifts would better be used to help a pastor friend start a new church in the city. We realized we didn't want to stay at The Journey unless we felt called to stay, and we didn't want to leave unless we felt called to leave. Around that time Jeremy Irwin asked me to consider becoming an elder at Hanley Road, and after months of wrestling over it, Jeremy's asking became a pretty clear indication of our calling. We intend to continue leading and serving at The Journey until we are called elsewhere.
What do you love about St. Louis?
I love the big, old historic homes and big parks like Forest Park, Tower Grove, and Carondelet, and the various textures and flavors in the many neighborhoods. I love the independent music and spirit of KDHX and live music at places like Off Broadway, the Tap Room, and BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups. I love great food at places like Iron Barley, Taqueria del Bronco, and Mom's Deli. I love the City Museum and Vintage Bike Night at Schlafly Bottleworks. I love the great backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rivers all around St. Louis. But mostly, I love being able to experience all these places with Michelle, our children, and our friends and neighbors.