I am currently in my 19th year in the teaching ministry at Immanuel. I teach religion to my homeroom as well as 6th & 7th grade social studies and 8th grade history / civics. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran grade school and Lutheran East high school there. Afterward, I attended Concordia - Ann Arbor (MI) studying social studies (major), history (minor), secondary education, and earned my Lutheran Teaching Diploma and BA in 1999. In 2006 I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with my Masters degree in Education (M.Ed.). I spent 10 years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a CPR/ First Aid / AED instructor. I am trained as an Emergency Responder (Medical First Responder) and volunteered working at local first aid stations at Oktoberfest, the County Fair, etc. I also served on a Disaster Action Team responding to local disasters such as floods, fires, storms, etc. and in getting emergency messages to military personnel. I currently play in the adult hand bell choir at Immanuel Lutheran Church and serve as vice chairperson on the Board of Evangelism. I enjoy riding my bike, reading, and volunteering. I live in Seymour with my wife Becky and dog Bella.