Quick Intro: Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Musician, Goofball
Nickname: "Speedy Gonzales" or "Puny Polish Pastor" (Take your pick.)
Ministry Role: Lead Pastor
Family: My stunning wife, Stephanie (Married June 21, 1997); our daughters, Mary Rose and Deborah; and son, Kolt
Dream Vacation: It's hard to beat a day at Disney with my family. Also, a tour of Israel.
Regular Order at Starbucks: In my whole life, I have drunk only one cup of coffee. I was with my dad, fishing on the Platte River, on the 4th of July, in a snowstorm. The coffee was terrible, but the memory is classic! I do, however, like the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino at Starbucks.
Life Motto: The Great Commandments and Great Commission
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite Scripture: "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1).
Things That Fascinate Me: The unfathomable depths of God's Word. Also, fireworks.
One Thing Most People Don't Know About Me: I am an extreme night owl.
Favorite Singer/Band: Jimmy Needham, Steven Curtis Chapman, Keith & Kristyn Getty
When & Where I Got Saved: Camp WYOBA (a Baptist Camp in Wyoming), July 21, 1994
Sports I Am NOT Good At: Swimming. I don't float... at all.
Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms. Fungus is not food.
Thing That Makes Me Cry: Cinderella (the song by Steven Curtis Chapman, not the movie). Singing gospel-rich songs in corporate worship.
People Who Inspire Me: My kids, selfless church members, and my mom.
Life-Changing Moment: Meeting my wife Stephanie.
Favorite Books (in addition to the Bible): Love Your God With All Your Mind (J.P. Moreland), Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
Quirks: There are too many to list, but most of them involve embarrassing my family in public.
In My Spare Time: Spending time with family, playing guitar, songwriting, watching movies
Hidden Talent: Speaking in a wide variety of accents. It drives my family and the Bay Street staff crazy!
The Most Exotic Place I've Ever Been: Does the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom count? If not, then Israel or Hawaii.
The Most Adventurous Thing I've Ever Done: Cliff jumping... Not recommended
Least Favorite Thing To Do: Waste time.