Title: Managing Partner
Studio: Irvine, CA
Personal Blurb: My mission is to use the training received from God, even from my youth, and redeem people and place to the glory of God. I’m sure that Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets and Legos played a large role in shaping my vocation as a designer, but when I surrendered my heart to Jesus at the age of 24, my heart was divided between designing international resorts and going on missions trips. My wife is a part time missionary and our 5 daughters have served in the missions field, but it wasn’t until 2001 that my dream of serving God in the field and applying my training at various architecture firms came together. At Visioneering Studios it all comes together.
Choose a Movie Title for Your Life: Hugo: As time goes on, it becomes more clear that I am only one of many unique parts of an organization that is essential to the redemption of people and place (like the levers, gears, springs and other components of a great clock).
Can You Play a Musical Instrument: After many attempts at piano, I was encouraged to quit. I would like to magically know how to play violin.
3 Things on Your Bucket List: 1 – If I retire, I would like to volunteer with my wife on missions trips, both locally and abroad, 2 – I would like to see Visioneering Studios go international to serve the Church in the fastest growing people centers in the world & 3 – I would like to teach planning and design to those interested in making an eternal difference in this life (heaven on earth).
Who In The Bible Do You Identify With the Most: I would probably identify with John. In Acts 4:13 John is described as uneducated and untrained, but people recognized that he had been with Jesus.
What Does Being A Visioneer Mean to You: Being a Visioneer, to me, is about working together as one of many creatives to redeem people and place by discovering and uncovering the Story of God in the groups that we partner with. I believe a Visioneer is a thought leader and revealer of the work of God in this hurting world.