It is a joy to serve in God’s kingdom with the people at Grace! I hope to connect the gifts of people with the needs of the community and world around us – setting a collision course that makes a positive difference and proclaims Christ in our midst. I enjoy teaching, leading worship, and visioning new and faithful ways to connect the Sunday morning experience with daily life for people of all ages. I graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2010 and Valparaiso University in 2005. I will always call North Carolina home but love the Midwest and the Chicago area - an exciting day trip during my undergraduate years. I am married to Pastor Lauren Wegner; we have two children, Owen and Caroline, and a black lab, Sophie. My interests and hobbies include aviation, tinkering with computers, building flat-pack furniture, kayaking, and biking.