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Urbanist at Epoch Center | Academic at Warner Pacific University | Editor at the International Journal of Urban Transformation | Director of Intrepid


PhD Studies, Urban Planning and Community Development, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Doctor of Ministry, Transformational Leadership for the Global City, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA
Master of Arts, Church Planting and Church Growth, Simpson University, Redding, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies, Grace University, Omaha, NE


Church Planting in the Central City: An Examination of the Causes and Consequences in Seven Western Cities from 2000-2009 with a Deeper Look at the Creative Class in Gentrified Districts and Neighborhoods.

Academic Experiences

Adjunct Professor, Warner Pacific University, Portland, OR
Adjunct Professor, North Portland Bible College, Portland, OR
Adjunct Professor, Gateway Seminary (Portland NW Campus), Vancouver, WA
Adjunct Professor, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA
Adjunct Professor, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Adjunct Professor, Multnomah University, Portland, OR

Teaching Specializations

Urban Ministry & Missions
Urban Church Planting
Community Development & Urban Planning
Urban Missiology

Ministry & Professional Experiences

Developer of Urban Strategy and Training, TEAM, Portland, OR
Director, PDX Loft (The Upstream Collective) in partnership with IMB, Portland, OR
Founder / Director, Epoch Center, Tucson, AZ; Burnaby, BC, Canada; Portland, OR
Founder, Urban Loft Publishers, Portland, OR
Director, The Red Couch (college campus ministries), Vancouver, BC, Canada
Church Planting Strategist, Tucson, AZ and Springfield, IL (NAMB)
Church Planter, Tucson, AZ and Burnaby, BC, Canada