For the majority of my life, I grew up in a Calvary Chapel. My family moved from Allentown to Lancaster when I was 5, which is when we first started attending Calvary Chapel of Lancaster. I loved Scripture — reading it, memorizing it (a majority through a local AWANA program), and studying it. I came to understand my need for Jesus when I was 8, which is when my dad helped me “pray the salvation prayer,” as it were. I came to a better understanding of my faith when I was 12, which is when I got baptized at CCoL.
As a teenager, I discovered my passion for music, and how I was able to express myself through song. Music became an incredible tool for me to show my love to God, and to communicate my praise to Him. To continue in developing my gift, I began attending Lancaster Bible College — first as a JumpStart student when I was a junior and senior in high school, then as a full-time student in the Worship Arts program starting in 2017.
In 2017, I got engaged to my high school sweetheart, Quinn. We were still very young — I was 18, she was 19. And yet, we knew that this was God’s timing, and we were ready to begin our lives together. I was a freshman in college when we got engaged, and we got married in May 2018, which was my sophomore year. Being married during college was a bit of struggle, especially when we had our daughter in February 2019, but my time there at LBC was absolutely invaluable to my growth in faith.
At the beginning of 2020, I was earnestly searching for God’s direction for my life. The pandemic kept me home for a bit, and it helped me realize that my priorities were not in the right places. I had put too much of myself into school, work, and church; and I had almost no time with my own family. Because of this, I decided to withdraw from school. God eventually led us to where we are today, and I am very grateful to be serving the community with my family.
My mission is to help the Church in their understanding and participation in worship, and to make it a daily expression, rather than a thing reserved for a service.