Heidi and I are privileged to serve as Lead Pastors of New Life Church in Everett, Washington (www.newlifeeverett.org).  

I earned my B.A. at LIFE Pacific College, an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. My dissertation is entitled Leadership that Cares: How Intentional Friendship Revolutionizes Leadership. I published a book called “Friendship Leadership”, based on the dissertation. I also recently published a book called Ascend

I met my best friend and partner in ministry, Heidi Wilson Messner, while at LIFE Pacific College and we have been married for over 30 years. We have two adult children, Alicia and Levi, and two granddaughters.  You can reach me at [email protected].