Our Pastors

Our pastors are dedicated to ministry work that equips people of all ages and backgrounds to lean in to programs and opportunities that help draw them closer to God. Our pastors are here as spiritual guides as you take the next step in your faith journey.


    My wife Beth and I, and our five daughters moved to Indiana PA in 2000 from Lafayette IN.  I am originally from Wexford, PA north of Pittsburgh, so western PA and IUP were not new to me.  Beth and I have enjoyed the thrill of parenting five girls - never a dull moment!  We now enjoy our four grandchildren.  Squeezing in a visit with our kids is always a welcome activity. Travel, hiking and biking are a few of the things Beth and I enjoy together. 


    I have a passion to reach the world with the gospel of Christ through the Church.  I was drawn to Graystone because of their outreach to IUP, their heart for world missions, their involvement in the community and their commitment to scripture and the Lordship of Christ. These commitments were recently reaffirmed as Graystone left the PCUSA and joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. 


    We find ourselves in a rapidly changing world in which faith is not only pushed to the margins but ridiculed.  There is growing hostility around the world against those who openly profess Christ and we stand with our brothers and sisters who face persecution.  But I believe that God has called each of us "for such a time as this" to make a difference and not shrink back.  What an opportunity we have to show the light of Christ!


    The challenges we face are not new.  Christians throughout the ages have faced bitter, hostility and division.  Two books I am reading currently that are helpful to lead through these turbulent times are not contemporary books but are extremely timely.  They are both by Augustine of Hippo: "Confessions" and "The City of God."  Augustine faced challenges from the crumbling world around him and theological heresy from within.  Just as Augustine was drawn to the Bible by children singing "take and read," so I encourage you to find copies of Augustine's works and "take and read."


    A Little About Me: I’ve been serving at Graystone since the fall of 2014. My wife Lauren and I live in the borough with our hilarious, extroverted son. We moved to Indiana from the DC metro area. You might see us at parades, festivals, and anything that makes small town life so awesome. I have a heart for seeing people grow closer to God by connecting to their church family. Additionally, I love teaching and giving encouragement for people to think of how the gospel has meaning for life today.

    Something I love about Graystone: Even though Graystone’s sanctuary is cool, the people make it cooler. You’d really have to come to know what I’m talking about. Graystone really feels like a family.

    What I Do For Fun: You can find me working on a project around my house, spending time with my family, rebuilding my moped, enjoying the outdoors, grilling a slab of meat, low and slow, playing a round of golf, reading, catching the big game, or chilling with Netflix.


    A Little About Me: I joined the Graystone team in January 2016 and before that, my wife, Brittany, and I lived with our two kids in the Bay Area of California. We miss the sunny days, but love the snow and especially the fall here in Indiana. We live in the Borough and love cooking and having day trip adventures in to Pittsburgh. I have a heart for seeing families love their kids well and for kids finding their place in the greater Church family.

    Something I love about Graystone: This church family is really that, a family. I have felt so embraced and welcome since we arrived here and I feel honored and blessed to call this our church home. It’s an awesome thing to have a church family that embraces you!

    What I Do For Fun: I love cooking and trying out new recipes and Brittany and I are always looking for fun new techniques and ideas to try out. If you like Asian food, we’ve found a few good go to dishes that are worth taking the time to find the right tools and ingredients to make.

    I also love games. Board games, card games, video games, I just love to play and especially how playing games brings people together.