I am a husband and father still stumbling and trying to figure it out as I go along. The longer I’m at it, the more I’m convinced that parenting is mostly about managing my own anxiety, which I don’t do very well. (I think I first heard that from Rob Bell, but I might have┬álearned it from the Healthy Congregations people.)

I am a pastor who sometimes feels like a motivational speaker or cruise ship director. I love Jesus, but sometimes the church is a hot mess (And also with me).

I like to write but don’t write nearly as often as I should. I think everyone has at least one book inside of them that is begging to be written. It’s just a matter of when.

I dressed up as superheroes a lot as a kid. I still love comic books. I never progressed beyond a sixth-grade sense of humor. I’m ok with that.

I learn nearly all of my leadership lessons the hard way.

Zodiac Sign: Leo.

Enneagram number: One.