Bryan was born and raised in the great state of Iowa. Entering the U.S. Marine Corps after high school he served 20 years of active duty service and retired honorably in June 2016. After retirement, he enrolled as a fulltime student at Multnomah University Reno-Taho in Reno Nevada. Following where he believes God’s calling for his life is, he is working to obtain a undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology with a minor in Pastoral Ministry. In January 2017, Bryan was brought on staff to help run our Children’s and Student's Ministries.
Bryan is passionate about teaching and leading children or youth to further grow their relationship with Jesus Christ. He has served ministering with children for over 12 years both as a teacher and worship leader for children. On any given Sunday, you can find him either teaching children’s church, leading children’s worship, heading out for a youth event, interacting with children or youth on a personal level and most likely having allot of fun. Bryan is truly dedicated to the growth and enrichment of our children’s and youth programs for God’s glory here at Shadow Mountain Church.
Bryan doesn’t do this alone. He has been married to his beautiful and amazing wife Amy, since 1996. She is also very active in the children’s ministry and holds the same passion and dedication as Bryan does for the children and youth. He is also the proud father of two beautiful young daughters Kayla and Lindzey (who have promised not to date till they are 30!!)