Greg grew up in Lubbock, Texas. At age 10 he attended a church camp with his grandfather. That week Greg put his faith in Jesus and felt God calling him to ministry. Greg followed that call as he led worship and did youth ministry during and after college.

In 2010 Greg graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree while living in Phoenix. In Phoenix Greg worked with Nepali Hindu refugees from Bhutan and watched as many Hindu families put their faith in Jesus as God met their needs and prayers in a way they reported they had never experienced.

As Canon of International Mission in the Diocese of Quincy, Greg also works to establish the diocese’s connection with churches and clergy in Mexico.

Greg is married to Alicia. They have two young daughters. Greg builds websites as Ankor Design to pay the bills. For fun Greg plays noisy guitars, collects music, is a hack at soccer, and loves mountain biking in central Illinois.

Special Talent:

My sense of direction. I can navigate like a trucker.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

I get wide-eyed thinking about Lewis & Clark’s expedition exploring the land west of the Mississippi River. I would have loved to explore those lands and to meet the peoples and tribes along the way.

What was your first paying job?

In junior high I wanted a nice and pricey mountain bike. My dad set me up selling nice engravable brass pens (he knew a supplier). In four months I sold enough pens, mostly to the friends’ dads, to get that bike.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

Me time, family time, and a date. I’d go mountain biking in the morning then do some reading. After lunch Alicia and I would take the girls to the park and play a while. We’d come home, rest, and then take the girls to their Gammie’s house. Alicia I would then head to the Publik House for dinner and end the evening at Blue.

Most embarrassing thing on your iPod?

A lot of INXS.

Original photo by Mr G’s Travels
Staff photos by our friend Tracy Brunsman