The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to
glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders
for the proclamation of His Word and the
building up of the body of Christ worldwide.
I am currently the youth pastor at Alexandria Evangelical Covenant Church in Alexandria, Minnesota. I really love the personal interaction with students and speaking the Word into their lives on an individual basis. That's why, for example, I help coach the high school wrestling team and attend as many of my students’ extracurricular events as possible. What a great way to connect with pre-saved students and their parents!
My personal ministry extends online too, where I author Life in Student Ministry, a website for youth workers. It’s a tremendous blessing to encourage and equip other youth workers around the world.
My spiritual formation group, led by George Hillman, was the most significant aspect of my DTS experience. In that group we didn't just talk about theoretical ideas or academics—we talked about real life experiences and the Lord's interaction with us on a personal level.
The Seminary’s influence of placing Scripture first and Dr. Hendricks’s course on Bible study methods gave me a framework for evaluating both what I hear and what I teach to teenagers. In fact, I just finished teaching a seven-week series to my youth group called "How to Study the Bible" based on my Seminary notes and Dr. Hendricks’s book Living by the Book. The teens ate it up! They are starving for the depth of God's Word, and fortunately I have something to share with them: the biblical framework that DTS passed on to me.