I am an ordained clergy member of the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and am currently appointed as the pastor of Abilene First United Methodist Church. I have a degree in history from Fort Hays State University and received my Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in 1999. My wife, Jenny, is also clergy and serves as the District Superintendent of the Topeka and Flint Hills Districts. We have a daughter, Elizabeth, in college.