I am very happy to be your pastor and excited to get to know you! In the meantime, here are some things about me I might not share in my message today.
I am the oldest of four brothers and the son of my mother, my father and step-mom. I have three surviving grandparents, one of whom lives down Normandie Ave. from here. My ethnic background is mixed Caucasian with mixed Asian, which makes me fully hapa.
I am the proud parent of two frogs and a beta as well as a whole bunch of plants that love me.
I have degrees in business management, elementary teaching, religion and pastoral ministry, while being deeply interested in animals, ecosystems and space (#Trekkie4life).
Some of my hobbies are cooking, eating, mixed-media art and big projects with purpose. In my spare time I am on my computer exploring the world, people, places and ideas through YouTube, or having deep conversations with friends on Google Hangout.
I have served two church families over the past five years, and ministered to my fellow students while I was in college. I am deeply interested in understanding the life of each person I meet and value my relationships above most everything else. In each person God has invested His supreme interest and value and love. I am trying to do the same.
I look forward to relationship-building, personal growth and deep spiritual contemplation here at Hollywood as we walk together toward Him.