The Next Chapter

In the last four years my wife and I graduated college, got married the next week, I started my first full time job the week after, had our first child a year later, moved twice then bought a house, traveled through Israel and Egypt, and then found out our second child will be coming this July. To say it’s been an eventful few years would be an understatement. Though it’s certainly been amazing and we’ve been incredibly blessed. Now comes the next chapter.

The first job we were blessed to have was a full time position at Winter Haven Worship Center ( I’ve been the Music Director there since 2008 and it has been a wonderful experience. Pastor Jeff Connor has a tremendous heart for people and has treated us with grace. I’ve grown in many ways, developed skills that have brought to where I am today and will be forever grateful for my time there.

Exactly one year ago I went part time at Winter Haven Worship Center to pursue an opportunity with Educational Opportunities ( EO is a Christian, group travel company here in Lakeland, FL. They send over 10,000 people to the Holy Land every year along with cruises, European tours and more. I became their Director of Communications and manage the website, produce videos and design print publications. I love the company and the people I work with. Not only do I enjoy the work, but I had the opportunity to travel and see things I may not have been able to otherwise. And as much as I enjoy EO, it’s time for yet another chapter.

This Monday, I’ll begin a new opportunity at The Crossing Church ( The Crossing is a church in Brandon, FL with a large online community. My position there will be to work on their website, do some video production, and also try to connect with the “internet campus” (the people who watch online). My wife and I are very excited about this new chapter and the things God has in store.

Now comes the bittersweet part. This Sunday will be our last at Winter Haven Worship Center. The end to an awesome run with some of the most caring and gracious people I’ve met. Today was also my last day (full time) at Educational Opportunities. Also a place full of inspiring and talented people. I’ll be working part time and hope to contribute and support them the best I can.

It’s an exciting time of change and progress, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. For those of you at WHWC, we will miss you and always consider you family. To EO, I’m so glad I’ll still be a small part of what you’re doing. And for those I’ve yet to meet at The Crossing, I can’t wait. See you all soon.

Trust in the lord forever, for the lord, the lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:4