I grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and am the fifth and final member of a crazy, loving, family who enjoy sports, art, and music. My home Church began partnering with Side by Side Ministries when I was just a young boy. The Youth Missionaries that led our community were fun and relational which made me enjoy going to youth group. It was during a mission trip in ninth grade when I made the decision to give my life to Christ. To this day, it is the most important decision I have made. From there I began to extend my faith life beyond my home church and joined Side by Side’s high school Servant Leader Team where I put my faith into practice through service and witness. Soon I became a part of the Guatemala Mission Team, and developed a passion for worship ministry where I was able to use my musical talents for the glory of God.
?My years with Side by Side have given me the most incredible memories, life lessons, and friendships that I could ever ask for. I am extremely passionate about working as a Side By Side Missionary to help young people to know Christ and grow communities of devout Christ-followers. I cannot wait to see what God will continue to do through our great big family!
"I waited patiently for the Lord, He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him." - Psalm 40 (1-3)