Director of Admissions and Student Advising
BS, Kansas State University, 1999; ThM, Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2004
Worked in Admissions since: Fall 2002
Howdy! If you've made it to this website, you've made a life-changing discovery. I graduated from DTS in 2004 with the ThM and all I can say is, "Wow." The trustworthy training I received from Dallas Seminary revolutionized my life—because of the Spirit’s work through the integrative curriculum and outstanding professors, I'm a better husband to my wife, a better son to my parents, a better brother to my friends, and a better servant to our Lord. Please call or visit so we can talk about how DTS can usher in your own revolution! Don't wait.
Over my years at DTS, first as a student and now as a staff member, I've been blown away by the "do it all with excellence" attitude that we all share. The grounds crew works diligently to clean and beautify our environment, the AV department outfits all our facilities with the best technology, the staff seeks out the best "deals" for our students, from housing to finances. On top of all that, the professors demonstrate a keen balance between "brilliant" and "warmly approachable." Some of my best friends in Dallas are professors at DTS. Speaking of friends, feel free to connect with me on facebook!
Again, don’t wait! We’d love to have you as our guest at a Day @ DTS event, or any other day of the year we’re open! You’ll never regret it.
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
I love to walk my dog, listen to music, and study theology. I’m also a shutterbug.
What made you decide to go to DTS?
How much time do you have? Of course the alumni and faculty were key, but even more was the curriculum. When you stack a DTS degree up against any other, there’s simply no comparison—DTS has more bible, theology, and ministry courses, as well as character development, than any others I’ve seen.
What do you do on your day off?
Spend time with my sweetheart, Eva, and learn about the wisdom of God by studying his creation. This may involve Scripture, music, film, fellowship, nature…or all of the above.
What are your favorite foods?
Fruit, grilled veggies, homemade tortillas, and Klondike bars.
What is your favorite television show of all time?
Cheers, Frasier, LOST, Everybody Loves Raymond.
What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
Coming to work is like coming home.
What is your favorite piece of literature?
Currently, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. The superb music mag, Paste.
What is your favorite quote?
"...blessings not just for the ones who kneel...luckily." - Bono
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
This is like asking a father of five, “Which of your children do you love the most?” I like The Arcade Fire, The Black Crowes, Blind Melon, Calexico, Charlie Hall, Coldplay, DMB, Death Cab, Depeche Mode, The Doors, Duran Duran, Fleet Foxes, Jimi, Zeppelin, Metallica, The Music, Over the Rhine, Pink Floyd, The Police, Poor Old Lu, Project 86, Radiohead, RATM, Simon & Garfunkel, Soundgarden, U2, The Who.
Who is the person you admire most and why?
Scott Horrell. He’s the Scripture’s picture of the “pastor-teacher.”
Greg Hatteberg, Director of Alumni. Because of him, I know what it looks like to be a man of God.
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
Phineas. That dude had a passion for the truth, and the Lord honored him for it.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
If I believed in reincarnation (and I don’t), I would want to come back as a bird.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Ireland. Or Estes Park, CO.