Growing up in Plant City, FL, which happens to be the strawberry capitol of the world (though I can't verify that claim), I never imagined I'd move to the Big Apple.
God had other plans. My freshman year of college I was a broken shell of a person. After years of pushing Jesus away, I could feel the emptiness. Others around me were trying to fill that empty space with drugs, alcohol, relationships, or even good grades. I found all those things to be dead ends. They just didn't last - like using band-aids to cover a deeper wound.
Calling out for God to help me find Him, I ended up at Cru at USF. Over the next year, in bible studies, retreats, and eventually a summer mission trip, I suddenly found peace and joy in my relationship with Christ. And at the same time, I felt God saying, "what you've experienced in college, I want you to be a part of helping other students experience too."
Sofia and I were married in August 2013, and find ourselves preparing to transition our family to New York City in full-time ministry.