Tyler was born in The Wild Wild West (Dodge City KS). After graduating from Kansas State University in Manhattan KS (The Little Apple), Tyler voyaged to the East Coast to marry his beautiful bride (Carrie …whom he met in 2002 while working at Crooked Creek Young Life Camp in Fraser Valley Colorado). Tyler obtained his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte NC in 2007, and then took a call to shepherd students and faculty members at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte as the RUF Campus Minister from 2007-2013. Tyler then took a call to plant a church in Central Carolina Presbytery on the East Side of Charlotte in June of 2013. Tyler & Carrie have 5 lovely and rambunctious children – – – > Maggie, Henry, Haven, Phinehas, and Winston (and a dog named Bella, and a cat named Rainbow).
Tyler LOVES anything written by CS Lewis (favorite = “Till We Have Faces“). Additionally Tyler thoroughly enjoys anything by Flannery O’ Connor, Redemption Accomplished & Applied by John Murray, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon, and Critique Magazine published by Ransom Fellowship. Frisbee? …Yes Please! Hiking and/or a walk in the woods? …absolutely! Bread and wine? …you betchya! When it comes to musik Tyler believes that The Oh Hellos are genius, Lord Huron is thought-provoking, and there’s something pretty darn intriguing about the Red Hot Chili Peppers! The best movie ever is a tie between The Princess Bride and Fantastic Mr. Fox.