Tell us about your family.
My wife, Danielle, grew up as a pastor’s daughter and lived the majority of her elementary and high school years in Pontotoc, MS. We met at Mississippi College and were married while we were both students there. Previous to having children, she taught elementary school in Clinton, MS, Fultondale, AL, and Moss Point, MS. In our church, she has served as a Women’s Growth Group teacher (20s-30s class), Children’s Choir Director (1st-3rd grade), Adult Choir member, and a 4 year-old preschool teacher at our church’s weekday program.
I am blessed to be married to someone whose faith is foundational to her daily life. God has used her more than anyone else to positively influence me as a husband, father, and pastor. We have considered our ministry (from our days dating at Mississippi College) to be a partnership in both prayer and service. Danielle and I have three boys: Hayden, Luke, and Jonathan. We spend much of our time engaging in their school activities and on the soccer and baseball fields.
What do you like to do away from the office?
My time out of the office is often spent as a father to three active boys. In the past, I’ve served as an assistant coach for their soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. Many of our close relationships have been formed on the ball fields. Danielle and I try to prioritize our relationship as a couple by getting away regularly for a date night and anniversary trips. I start most mornings with a run with our dog, Sandy, and end most evenings with a book in hand.
What's been your favorite vacation?
I grew up as a (until last year) long suffering Chicago Cubs fan. I’ve passed that fandom to my boys. So, last summer, we traveled to Chicago to see our first Cubs game as a family. We toured the city, enjoyed the zoo, and many of the museums, but the highlight of the trip for our boys was touring Wrigley Field and getting to walk on the field.