About Me

I am a husband. My wife and I have been together since 2001 and married since 2007. She is my rock, and my tether to reality. She is a chiropractor, and an amazing singer. You can find her on her blog, Update My Status.

I am a father. On Valentine’s Day 2009 my wife and I saw those two little lines, and nine months later Bean was born. 6 weeks after he was born I became a stay-at-home-dad, and to say he changed my life would be an understatement. The majority of my updates center around him.

I am a bass player. I’ve been playing since 2004, and my current bass of choice is my Olympic White Fender ’62 re-issue Precision bass with tortoise shell pick guard strung with D’Addario Chrome Flats. I also play a Cort A4FL fretless and an Ibanez SR505. Currently I only play in church twice a month, but am hoping to find some other guys to jam with on a regular basis and maybe even play some local gigs.

I am a bow hunter. I shoot a 2005 Bowtech Allegiance and wear ASAT camo. I just started in 2009, and it consumes my every thought come fall. I also started goose hunting (with a shotgun), and am hoping to add rifle and black powder hunting seasons to my calendar this year. I have yet to get anything with my bow, but know my patience and persistence will pay off.

I am a vegetable gardener. We have a 4’x12′ raised bed in our backyard, and a 30’x60′ community garden plot a short drive away. Last year was our first year, and we are hoping to learn from our successes and failures and bring in a stellar crop this year. I’m also going to try my hand at growing a giant pumpkin for the 2010 season and am hoping to break 100lbs.

I am an IT professional. No, not just a geek, a certified professional. Before going on leave as a SAHD, I was an Information Systems Tech for a local school division. I enjoy working with computers for the most part, and am excellent at what I do. The moniker, Mr. Storage, was given to my by the secretaries at the school I work in. My office/server room is in a storage closet, and that’s what it says on the door. They won’t put my name on it saying it would pose a security risk, though everyone knows it is my office, so I go by Mr. Storage.

I am a pastor-in-training. Since becoming a stay-at-home-dad, I also decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Canadian Mennonite University. Christian theology is something I am quite passionate about, and while I don’t quite have a solid theology of my own, I’m often trying on new ideas to see how they fit. Once I receive my degree I’m hoping to make a career change from IT Guy to Pastor. Eventually I’ll get my Masters, and hopefully one day a PhD so I can teach.

I have another blog, Twisted Christian, which is where most of my theology related posts go. I typically post them here as well, but I also post my papers from school there.

You can also find me on twitter, @twistedxtian.

I also smile alot. 🙂


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey man I enjoyed talking to you on twitter and would be interested in talking to you more about fathering, faith/Jesus.
    Please shoot me back an e-mail when you get a chance.
    You have some good stuff on here. Nice work.

    Hope to talk to you soon.


  2. I haven’t been at St. Ignatius in years, but it was really great when I went there a few times. I was raised Catholic but married into the Mennos. Thinking of moving to a non-denom right now, actually, where I’m facilitating a group.

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