I was born and raised in the city of Terrace in northern BC. I am the third of five brothers and was raised in a Christian home. As a teenager, although I continued to attend church and youth groups, I didn't have a personal commitment to Christ or honor God with my lifestyle. I always felt God drawing me to Himself, however. I dedicated my life to Jesus at the NAB triennial in Edmonton and was baptised not long after that.
My wife Liza and I started dating in high school. She stuck with me through some difficult times in university and we were married after we finished. God has blessed us with 4 children who are now 5, 7, 9, and 11 years old. I currently work as a software engineer and my wife is a part time high school teacher.