For Whom Christ Died

Brad comes to the Presbytery of de Cristo from First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, CO where he served as senior pastor for 12 years. Brad also has served as an associate pastor and solo pastor at churches in Texas. Brad studied for his Bachelor’s degree at Claremont McKenna College before getting his Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Brad grew up in San Clemente, CA but has lived in the South, Northeast, Midwest as well as the aforementioned Republic of Texas. Brad has been married to Laura for 24 years, and they have two young adult children, a daughter, Chris, and a son, Matt.

Brad believes that presbyteries exist to serve congregations, which are the worshiping, missional arm of the church. Therefore, the primary job of a presbytery is to serve congregations through encouraging collegiality, accountability and support among its pastors and churches. Presbyteries resource congregations by serving as a connecting point between one pastor/congregation and another as well as between a pastor/congregation and resources at the Synod and General Assembly. Finally, presbytery serves as the place where conversations can take place across the theological divide, which is a particular passion for Brad: “Winsome engagement with one another, even in our differences, provokes a common heart for Jesus Christ and a compassionate mind that affirms God alone is Lord of the conscience.”