While active duty in the US Coast Guard, I served as an Instructional Systems Designer and specialized in using the ADDIE model. After retiring, I decided to use my GI bill in pursuit of a biblical education and serve the church both locally and abroad. Since then, I have completed a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University (Magna Cum Laude) and am now a M.Div. candidate at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, I partnered with a new church plant as the Small Groups Pastor in 2015. While in this position, I designed, developed, and implemented a small groups ministry from the ground up, which is still going strong! In order to reach the church abroad, I create and present engaging content through the Udemy platform that will equip the church in ministry.