WHO WE ARE


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  • Fun Facts:  Grew up in Akron, Ohio; was an amateur boxer and drove in the county fair's demolition derby

    Favorite Foods:  Chinese, Chick-Fil-A, pizza

    Favorite Authors:  Tim Keller, John Ortberg, Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Favorite Artists:  Monet, Picasso...just kidding. I love 80s one-hit wonders, Journey, U2

    Hobbies/Interests:  bicycling, nature walks, Hebrew/OT studies, and I watch the 1st round of the NFL draft every year after memorizing all of the top prospects

    Family:  Married to Desiree (1996) and we have three beautiful children-Josiah, Micah & Jordan Grace

    Learner:  BA in Secondary Ed. from University of Akron, MAR at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and graduate studies in Hebrew and Akkadian at The Ohio State University

  • Fun Facts:  I grew up in Arkansas and am a MASSIVE Arkansas Razorback fan.

    Favorite Foods:  Pasta, Puppy Chow, and Shrimp!! (and most seafood...)

    Favorite Authors:  C.S. Lewis, Patrick Lencioni, Ravi Zacharias

    Favorite Artists:  Ben Rector, Relient K, Newsboys

    Favorite Book:  To Kill A Mockingbird, Oh the Places You'll Go!

    Hobbies/Interests:  Guitar, Piano, Games, Disc Golf, Watching and playing sports

    Pet Peeves:  Inconsideration and injustice!

    Family:  I married my best friend, Kristen, in November 2011. Our daughter, Hadassah Grace, was born in August 2016, and our son, Gideon James, was born in April 2019.

  • Fun Facts: When I think about numbers, I see them in colors.

    Favorite Foods: chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheesecake, tacos.

    Favorite Authors: John MacArthur, Lysa TerKeurst, James Herriot, Jane Austen, Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Hobbies/Interests: hiking, reading, oil painting, paddle boarding

    Family: I met my husband, Eric, at Redeemer and we have three sweet and spunky girls - Ellie, Emma, and Evelyn. We never intended to all have "E" names, but after we fell in love with the name Ellie for our first daughter, we didn't want anyone to feel left out!

  • Fun Facts: When I was 15, my family moved from Illinois to serve on staff at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wisconsin where I also enjoyed working for 5 years.

    Favorite Foods: pizza, brownies

    Favorite Beverage: Coke Zero

    Favorite Artists: Chris Tomlin, MercyMe

    Hobbies/Interests: camping, family and friends, playing games and being active, and supporting my husband's triathlon habit

    Family: I met Mike a little later in life and we married in June 2008. This has been the best time of my life! He (we) has two adult children and we are totally smitten with our little dog Lita.