Service & Leadership

Leadership and service are two of my main professional passions. I believe that great personal fulfillment derives from a serving others, and I am fortunate to be able to serve and lead in different areas.

Organizational Leadership

Board of Directors, Association of Youth Ministry Educators (2017 to present)
• Vice-President and Conference Director, 2020 conference
• Emerging Scholar Award Committee Chair, 2019 Conference.
• Research Coordinator, 2018 Conference.

Board of Directors, Children’s Spirituality Summit (2013 to present)
• Program Chair, 2016 Conference.
• Vice-President, 2015 to present.
• Secretary & Promotional Director, 2014 to 2016.

Leadership Team, Emerging Adult Consortium, The Carl F.H. Henry Center of Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL (2014 to 2015).

Editorial Leadership

Guest Editor, “Contextualizing Christian Education & Formation,” Christian Education Journal (Co-edited with Mark Maddix, Fall 2018).
Area Book Review Editor (Children’s & Family Ministries), Christian Education Journal (2017 to present).
Editorial Board, D6: Family Ministry Journal (2017 to present).
Board of Editorial Consultants, The Encyclopedia of Christianity and the Global South (2018).
Board of Editorial Consultants, The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (2017).
Board of Editorial Consultants, The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (2016).
Christian Leaders Review Board, The Journal of Family and Community Ministries (2014 to 2017).

Manuscript Reviewer

Christian Education Journal
D6: Family Ministry Journal
Didaktikos Journal of Theological Education
Journal of Youth Ministry

Proposal Reviewer

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
American Educational Research Association

Service to the Church

Guitarist, Worship Team, Faith Church, Lansing, Michigan (2017 to present)

Pastor, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, Ohio (2015 to 2016)

Director of Youth and Community Life, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, Ohio (2013 to 2015)

Worship Team (Guitarist, Violinist), Covenant Church, Bowling Green, OH. (2013 to 2016)

Hospitality Team, First Alliance Church, Lexington, KY. (2012 to 2013)

Pastoral Intern & Guest Preacher, Hardwicks Creek UMC, Stanton, KY. (2011 to 2012)

Executive Pastoral Intern, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, KY. (2011)