Education

Candidate: PhD in Theological Studies (Systematic Theology), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

2012: MDiv summa cum laude, Andrews University
Thesis: “Resistance and Accommodation to Racism among Early Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries in the American South: A Case Study on Relating to Oppressive Cultural Practices in Missions” 

2006: BA in Ministerial Theology, magna cum laude, Southern Adventist University
Minors in Practical Theology and Biblical Exegesis

2006: BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, magna cum laude, Southern Adventist University
Emphasis: Intercultural Communication
Thesis: “Mission to Affluent Black America: Strategies for Evangelism”

2002: AA in Liberal Arts, magna cum laude, Clark College


Presentations & Publications

2016: Chapter: "Scripture Authorizing Doctrine: A Case Study from the Epistle to the Hebrews." In Scripture and Philosophy: Essays Honoring the Work and Vision of Fernando Luis Canale. 320-336. Edited by Tiago Arrais, Kenneth Bergland, and Michael F. Younker. Berrien Springs, MI: Adventist Theological Society Publications. 

2014: Article: “An Ontological Look at the Vatican’s Rejection of Women in the Priesthood”
Andrews University Seminary Studies, a refereed journal. Spring 2014, vol 52, no 1

2013: Paper Presentation, “Tradition 0.5: A Case for ‘No Creed But the Bible’”
Adventist Theological Society annual meeting (Baltimore, MD) // watch a video

2012: Paper Presentation, “Divided Anthropology: An Ontological Look at the Vatican’s Rejection of Women in the Priesthood”
Adventist Society of Religious Studies annual meeting (Chicago, IL) 

2012: Poster Presentation, “Relating to Racism: Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries to the American South”
Seminary Scholarship Symposium (Andrews University)

2011: Paper Presentation, “A Mission of Righteousness, Intercession, and Inclusion in Amos 9:11-12”
Adventist Theological Society annual meeting (San Francisco, CA) // watch a video
Seminary Scholarship Symposium (Andrews University)


Awards & Fellowships

2013-2014, 2015-2016: Kern Pastoral Fellowship
Kern Family Foundation, Oikonomia Steering Committee

2013-2014: Hansen Fellowship
Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding

2011: First Prize, Poster Presentation,
Seminary Scholarship Symposium
Andrews University

2006: Excellence in Biblical Preaching,
School of Religion
Southern Adventist University

2006: Excellence in Academic Achievement
School of Religion
Southern Adventist University


Employment

2013-2014: Graduate Assistant, Elizabeth Yao-Hwa Sung, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, TEDS

2012: Discipleship Development, Epic Church of Seventh-day Adventists

2011-2012: Assistant Pastor, Paw Paw Seventh-day Adventist Church

2008-2011: Graduate Assistant, Andrews University
Manuscript Editor for Fernando Canale (Systematic Theology)
Writing Consultant for S. Joseph Kidder (Church Growth and Evangelism)
Research Assistant to John Baldwin (Systematic Theology)

2007-2008: Assistant Evangelism Coordinator, Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

2006-2007: Assistant Chaplain, Southern Adventist University


Service

2005-Current: Guest Speaker
I regularly preach in a wide variety of contexts: local churches, Christian universities
and schools, conferences, and training events

2005-Current: Guest Evangelist
Preached more than 80 times in various locations

2013: Elder, Epic Church of Seventh-day Adventists (Chicago, IL)

2011-2014: Board Member & ConsultantThe One Project (a parachurch organization)

Oct 2012 and Oct 2013: Guest InstructorARISE Institute (a lay-training organization)
Taught a 3-day course on the doctrine of Scripture

2009-2012: Co-Director, AU Improv Ministry
Using improvisational theater for inreach and outreach ministry.

2009-2011: Elder & Seminary Student Pastor, Paw Paw Seventh-day Adventist Church

2008-2009: ChaplainLamson Hall (Women’s Residence), Andrews University