I have seen God victorious over conflict my entire life.
I struggled without God 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 in 2016 as a lieutenant colonel after nearly 25 years of active duty service. Throughout my military career and into today, my Christian ministry experiences have included serving as a leader and teacher of 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.
My formal education and training includes:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland University College
Master of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, SE Asia, the Pacific) from Naval Postgraduate School
Certificate of Completion in immersive Japanese Language Studies from the Defense Language Institute
Certificate of Graduation with Distinction from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University
Credential of Certified Christian Conciliator™ from the Institute for Christian Conciliation - Peace
My home base is central Iowa where my wife and I raise our daughters and I work in state government as an Information Management supervisor.
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.