I am a passionate follower of Christ, husband, father, technologist, leader, manager, and entrepreneur. It is my joy to serve as Director of Information Technology for The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection with four locations in the Kansas City area. My office is at the main location in Leawood, Kansas.
I have led Resurrection’s IT Department since 2003. We are also the IT department for Saint Paul School of Theology. Our capable team supports more than 300 staff and untold volunteers on a network sprawling across 11 buildings in 8 locations. Read all about our infrastructure here. My credo for managing the department is: “our default answer is ‘yes’.”
My degree is in computer engineering (an electrical engineering specialization) from Iowa State University in 1984. Since graduating, I have been a software developer, then lead developer, project manager, executive manager, and founder of four companies.
My dad was a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor for more than forty years and my wife, brother, sister, uncle, and cousin are all DOC pastors too. In my spare time (yeah, right!), I serve as the volunteer Technology Director at my wife’s church, Living Water Christian Church in Parkville, Missouri.
I am honored to be part of the informal leadership of the grassroots Church IT Network. If do church IT, then you need to be involved in the Church IT Network. It’s the coolest thing in the world.