While a student at Northwest Missouri State University, I became involved with the Baptist Student Union ministry. It was there that God began igniting a passion for bringing the gospel to those on my campus, and I quickly took on student leadership positions within the ministry. As I approached graduation my Campus Missionary encouraged me to consider becoming a Campus Missionary. That conversation led me to pray that God would open doors for me to continue ministering to college students.
After graduating I continued my education by pursuing a Masters of Divinity (Collegiate Ministry Concentration) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was during this time that God connected me with a group of believers seeking to minister at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). Together we formed a core team that launched Impact Ministries at UMKC in the fall of 2007. For over 10 years I had the joy of leading this ministry and watched God transform the hearts of students.
In 2018 God began lifting my eyes to see beyond UMKC to the other colleges in the Kansas City area where over 70,000 students attend. A vision emerged of a network of individuals, churches, and ministries working together to bring the gospel to these schools. Collegiate Impact was created.
As Executive Director of Collegiate Impact, my role is to provide ongoing direction for the ministry, lead Collegiate Impact staff, catalyze ministry on our college campuses, and increase our team of ministry partners.
Director of Administration and Events
I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. While in college, I became involved with Impact Ministries, a campus ministry led by the Hamm family. After being involved in the ministry and completing an internship with Collegiate Impact, I realized my desire to continue on in college ministry. I officially joined Collegiate Impact staff in May 2019.
As Director of Administration and Events, my role is to provide support for the ministry by handling all administration tasks and planning events that align with our ministry goals.
I am married to Casey (10 years in October), daddy to my daughters–Campbell (8) and Chloe (6), and a pastor at LifeConnection Church. I grew up in Concordia, Missouri where I came to faith in Jesus as a teenager. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2007 and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. My favorites are: spending time with my family, drinking coffee, reading books, and watching movies.
I sensed a call to vocational ministry as a student involved in the Baptist Student Union–a collegiate ministry at the University of Central Missouri. During my last semester there, I was invited to come on staff with a church plant (LifeConnection) by my former campus minister in a role which included collegiate work. At the same time, I was given the opportunity to serve as a Campus Missionary with the Missouri Baptist Convention.
I serve as the pastor of spiritual formation and equipping at LifeConnection Church. I am part of the teaching team, oversee several disciple-making environments, and facilitate classes for new believers and new members. Additionally, I serve as a Campus Missionary with the Missouri Baptist Convention doing collegiate ministry at two local community colleges–MCC-Blue River and MCC-Longview.
I have attended Maple Woods Community College for 2 1/2 years. While studying there, I participated in Christians on Campus, eventually becoming the club president. During my internship, I will be attending Missouri Western University to pursue a degree in Business Management. I am very passionate about ministry and know the importance of being surrounded by other believers while in college. College ministry has made a personal impact on me as it helped strengthen my relationship with Christ.
My primary role will be providing organizational leadership and direction to the Maple Woods ministry. I am also preparing to launch a ministry at William Jewell in order to advance the mission of equipping and empowering gospel laborers to effectively reach and disciple college students.
I went to Longview Community College and joined the Christian club on campus. I was eventually asked to serve as a student leader and felt God calling me to that role. I said yes to it and never regretted it. I was in that role for about a year and a half. Now, I am an intern with Collegiate Impact and excited to start this new journey.
As an intern, I will be serving under a campus minister on the Longview and Blue River Community colleges in the Kansas City metro. I will be leading groups and doing various other jobs for the Christian clubs on those campuses to further the Gospel.