I have a passion for writing, creating, and performing music that communicates truth, and for teaching tomorrow's musical leaders so that they can do the same.
I hold a doctorate in piano performance and a master's degree in music composition. I spent 14 years on the music faculty at Cornerstone University, and currently serve as Assistant Professor of Theory and Musicianship at Calvin University, where I teach theory, composition, and piano. I am also an active professional keyboard player, having played for everything from the Grand Rapids Symphony to the national tours of Wicked, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Waitress, and many other major broadway musicals.
I have released one recording featuring my own piano solo arrangements of traditional hymns, and most recently released my first full-length worship CD, Messes to Miracles, featuring eleven original worship songs.
Current creative projects include a setting of Isaiah 53 for voices, piano, cello, and electronics and a musical based on the life of King David.
I live in Grand Rapids, MI with my family.