I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio behind three city baseball diamonds that were also home. After college at Wittenberg I continued my business education at Xavier in healthcare. A move to Texas introduced a new career, an awakened faith, my bride to be, and a cancer diagnosis that changed everything. Once the chemo and stem cell transplant were completed we got married and moved to Dallas for a newfound calling and seminary education at Dallas Theological Seminary. While in Dallas I had the privilege of working in Spiritual Formation at the Howard Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership. Following seminary I co-planted Fellowship Church of Louisville and served as Teaching Pastor for five years. In 2011 we moved to Cleveland to plant Prodigal Church where I currently serve in addition to having been a chaplain for the Cleveland Clinic. Along the way I met Rich and Jim who have been an enormous encouragement. Ross and I have two children and whenever I can sneak away I drink coffee and read my way through the Modern Library 100 Best Novels.