Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Nebraska, 1994. Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary, 1999.
Director outreach ministries Lutheran Student Center, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1993—1994. Director high wilderness ministries Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1994. Pastor Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, Minnesota, since 1999.
Advisory board member Lakes Area Food Shelf, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, 1999—2001, Bridges of Hope, Baxter, Minnesota, 2003—2005. Cabinet member Heartland Conference Northeastern Minnesota Synod, Brainerd, Minnesota, since 2003. Council member Northeastern Minnesota Synod, Duluth, Minnesota, since 2005.
Volunteer Brainerd Soup Kitchen, Temple Baptist Church, Minnesota, 1999—2006, Habitat for Humanity, Lakes Area Chapter, Brainerd, 1999—2006. Member of National Rifle Association (life), Beta Sigma Psi (life. Chaplain, steward 1991-1994).
Married Tammy Lynn Swick, December 28, 1996. Children: Alexander Christian, Kaitlynn Mae.