Brad’s ministry with children and youth began his freshman year in college as a volunteer for the two and three year-old Sunday School class at his church in Northern California. After volunteering with the preschoolers, he was recruited to help with the youth group. Brad fell in love with children and youth ministry and felt God’s call on his life to pursue this as a full-time vocation.
Brad attended William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in Bible & Theology and Youth Ministry. During Brad’s time in college, he continued to serve in youth ministry and loved every minute of it!
Brad was born and raised in Northern California and has served on staff in youth and children’s ministry at Bayside Christian Church in Roseville, CA, and Passion Church in Boise, ID. Brad and his wife Allison and their four children–Isabella, Colton, Paisley, and Brynnleigh–relocated to join the First Christian Church family in Atchison in June of 2019.
Brad enjoys being outdoors–hunting, fishing, hiking, and backpacking. He also loves spending time with people–especially over a good cup of coffee.