I am a native of Northwest Iowa, having grown up in the small Sioux County town of Hospers.  I have been the Lead Pastor at Hope Church since 2007.  My wife, Beth, and I have four children.  I am passionate about the church being a place of joy where we can experience the very best God has for us even as we serve Him. I also love to help people see how the Bible speaks to their lives. I don’t think God is boring, and so I don’t think church should be boring either.