I am a passionate follower of Christ, husband, father, technologist, leader, manager, and entrepreneur. It is my joy to serve as Senior 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 350 staff and untold volunteers with technology sprawling across 15 buildings in 11 locations in 3 states. 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. I have been a software developer, then lead developer, project manager, executive manager, and founder of four companies.
My wife, Laura, is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor and the planter of Living Water Christian Church in Parkville, Missouri, where I run sound and graphics for worship and teach verse-by-verse adult Bible study. In addition to pastoring Living Water, Laura invests in the community by serving on the Shawnee Mission School Board.
Our daughter, Bethany, was a missionary in the Caribbean for 4 years and now works in donor development for the joint global missions agency of the Disciples and the United Church of Christ. My dad, brother, sister, sister-in-law, uncle, cousin, and niece were/are all Disciple pastors too. It’s the family business! Our son, Rob, worked previously on Resurrection’s Tech Arts staff and is now a freelance audio-video production tech.
I participate in the grassroots Church IT Network. If you do church IT, then you need to connect with the Church IT Network. It’s the coolest thing ever.