I have seen God victorious over conflict my entire life.
I struggled without God in my life for many years. I channeled my energy into serving my country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 and becoming a second lieutenant in 1997. However, my spiritual downward spiral continued until 1998 when I was saved by Jesus Christ through His grace alone, and I received for the first time that which I had so longed for – reconciliation, joy, freedom, and peace.
I retired from continuous active duty in 2016 as a lieutenant colonel. Throughout my military career, my Christian experiences involved serving as a leader and teacher in ministries including small group Bible studies, children’s and youth ministries, evangelical outreach programs, men’s discipleship programs, prison ministry, disaster relief ministries, community outreach events, and worship ministries.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, SE Asia, the Pacific) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Certificate of Completion in Japanese Language Studies from the Defense Language Institute, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.
In summer 2017, I answered God’s calling into vocational ministry. I provide fully licensed and insured conciliation services while pursuing further accreditation as a Certified Christian Conciliator ™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation under the advisement of my mentor, Judy Dabler of Creative Conciliation. I am a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors. My home base is central Iowa where my wife and I raise our daughters.
Renewal Conciliation Services is a realization of my life-long vision and calling – to provide strengthening, encouraging, and comfort to all people through biblical reconciliation that brings true joy, freedom, and peace.