Meet the Team
“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly”
God has placed men and women within North Village Church in specific roles to help see every man, woman, and child in greater Austin experience the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. If you would like to help in any of our ministries, a link to email each leader can be found below their bio.
Holly and I have two children, Kennedy and Tucker. I grew up in Irving, TX (huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys!) and I didn’t grow up around a local church or knowing about Jesus. Do you know those signs they hold up at football games, “John 3:16”? I honestly thought that the guy’s name was John, and he was trying to predict the score of the football game.
Growing up I would hear about Jesus in passing, and from people on television, and I was confident that the whole story was a scam to take advantage of people. But, right after high school, I had a friend that kept asking me to explore the life of Jesus, and it changed my life.
By God’s grace there were men and women who helped be grow in Jesus, and after graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, I worked for a few different churches until 2009, when Jesus put a desire in my heart to start a new church in north central Austin.
From the beginning we wanted to start a church for anyone who was exploring what it looked like practically to grow in a relationship with God, and we have loved every minute of it. We started with 15 people in our living room, and our focus has been to gather men, women, and children who are committed to building their lives centered on Jesus.
Our dream is that we will continue to become a church family with such joy in Jesus that it stirs in us a capacity to serve others in our city and help others grow in their relationship with God.
I am from San Angelo, TX and my wife, Lila, is from Ishikawa, Japan and a proud Longhorn. We have a daughter, Adelaide. I attended Bible college in Springfield, MO where I studied church music and served as the worship pastor at 180 Church. I have served at two churches in Texas and most recently helped at a church plant in Santa Rosa, CA. For us, Austin is home. In my spare time, I restore and sell RV trailers and have an online guitar pedal shop. We love being a part of NVC and seeing the work God is doing here. My vision for our worship time is to make much of God and to encourage a lifestyle of worship.
My wife, Natalie, and I have two daughters, Kaylin and Lauren. The teaching and worship are excellent at North Village Church, but the people are what I love the most. From the time we arrived in Austin in 2014, the people of North Village have made us feel at home. As the lead on the Sunday morning program team, I help make sure the worship space setup, audio, and visuals all run smoothly. Our goal is not only to provide a space for worship, but also for the people of North Village Church to find a place where they can use their skills and abilities to serve other believers. It’s an honor to serve alongside such a great team of volunteers.