I was born and raised right here in Milwaukee the youngest of three children. I was baptized and confirmed at St. Marcus Lutheran Church. My siblings and I were blessed to have attended and graduated from St. Marcus Lutheran School. I attended and graduated from Northwestern Prep (now Luther Prep) in Watertown, Wi.
I attended Northwestern College for 3 years and was part of the first class to graduate from the newly established Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 1996 with a BA in Liberal Arts. I continued my studies for the pastoral ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. I had the privilege of serving as a vicar at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. There I met a young lady named Elisabeth Traucht who would become my wife.
Elisabeth and I along with my classmate Steven Gabb and his wife, Sarah, moved to New York City. Steve and I were called to establish a church in New York City. Blessed with a nucleus of faithful men and women and guided by God, Sure Foundation Lutheran Church was established. I served there from 2000-2003.
In 2003 I received a call to teach religion and coach at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN. As a pastor in the area I had the privilege of guest preaching throughout the Twin Cities.
In 2010 I received a call to serve as a teacher and coach at Wisconsin Lutheran High School here in Milwaukee. I taught a course on Evangelism and a course on the Acts of the Apostles and assorted epistles. From 2013-2015, I also served as the Campus Pastor.
Currently, I get the honor to serve as the shepherd to the flock of believers at Fairview Lutheran Church. May God bless our efforts as we equip and empower the Fairview family to live for Christ and to serve for Christ.