I am a redeemed soul trying to stay on track. I am an only child who was born in Kansas and raised in Alabama. I have also lived in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, and Italy. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Finance and an MBA degree. I also graduated with honors from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity degree. I am currently completing a Doctorate in Servant Leadership for Team and Organizational Effectiveness. I have been on the staff of Cru for over 35 years. I am married to an amazing woman named Carrie who is a voracious reader, a great writer and teacher, and is the glue to our household. Courtney is our 21-year old who loves to read, run, and who is becoming a very good writer herself. She is a senior at the University of Texas–Hookem! Davis is our energetic 18-year old who loves all things sports, playing guitar, and being in the moment. He is a freshman at the University of Alabama–Roll Tide! My wife and I live in Austin, Texas and serve on the national team of Cru City, trusting God for the flourishing of cities in the U.S. and around the world.