Tell us about your Family!

I’ve been married to Mickie since 2001 and its been a dream! We have four kids, Mia, Jace, Kate and Piper.

What is the hardest part of your job?

Wow, diving right in are we? Well, the hardest part is seeing people broken and devastated from their own sin or the sin of others. In counseling and pastoring these things become of part of you.

What is your favorite movie?

Okay, back to the lighter fare. Choosing a favorite film is really tough because I watch and like a lot of films. So I’ll give you a few choices.

The best documentary I’ve ever seen is Touching the Void - the impossible true story of two mountain climber’s struggle for survival (It’s on Netflix).

The best movie I’ve seen recently is Interstellar. Its got a great soundtrack as well.

Favorite TV Show?

Again, its tough to choose because I like a lot of different shows.

Right now I’m really into Framework (a reality furniture design competition), The Walking Dead, and I’m hoping Better Call Saul can be even a shadow of Breaking Bad.

What music do you listen to when you’re not at the office?

I actually rarely listen to music while not at the office, but if I do, it could be anything – hip hop, film scores, 90’s alternative, southern gospel, or some funky playlist Trent has come up with on Spotify.

Favorite food?

Potatoes. And I like them pretty much any way except sweet.

Best Local grub?

Royal Mile - Bangers and Mash.

Favorite coffee place?

This kind of depends on why I’m there. If its to taste actual coffee I’ll go with Mars Cafe.

If you could go on a vacation to anywhere in the world for free where would you go?

Another really tough choice. I’ll narrow it down to three: New Zealand, London and Israel.

Favorite sport?

(American) Football - though (Rest of the World) Football is catching up

Weekend with your wife, where do you take her (PG Please…)?

We would actually prefer that someone takes our kids from us and we could just hang out at home...

Working with 4 of your college buddies is a dream for a lot of people, what makes it work?

It is a lot of fun. Our skills all compliment one another and our interests all overlap. So there are things each one of us shares with one another. Mike and I have Colorado and our childhood in common. Zach and I share a passion for good books and intriguing questions that lead to random discussions. Trent and I share a disdain for legalism and a love for cool music. Cody and I love our tech and movies plus we both worked at UPS which formed a impenatrable bond of misery. We also all share the same dark sense of humor.

All that aside, we couldn’t work together if we didn’t have the common goal of making disciples and wanting people to meet Jesus.

What is difficult about the situation?

Since we compliment each so well and work together easily it can be very difficult to find and point out blind spots that we might have individually or collectively. Also, they smell sometimes.

We’ll go out on a light note, what is your favorite kind of ice cream and toppings?

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

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