With childhood roots in the Keweenaw, Brian has served as a staff Pastor at Bethany since returning to the area nearly two decades ago. As Bethany’s lead elder and primary teaching pastor, Brian is dedicated to expository preaching. His desire is to accurately communicate the original intent of the inspired text, that God’s Word would be learned, understood, and applied in a practical way for daily living. Brian’s passion is twofold: sharing the Gospel, and equipping his fellow Christians for the work of ministry. Or simply put, “making disciples”.
Brian and his wife Amy have been partners in life, family and ministry for over three decades. They have four adult children and two grandchildren (with more on the way). Brian loves the outdoors and stays busy on their “hobby farm”. Amy is a florist and business owner, truly a Proverbs 31 woman. Brian and Amy enjoy using their home as a place of ministry – hosting individuals and groups, seeking to spend much time building relationship with their church family.