If you took a general survey and asked people if they lived “epic” lives, I imagine most would chuckle and quickly respond with a “no.” Busy? Sure. Stressed? Absolutely. But epic? Far from it.
When my wife and I moved to the valley in 2013, we inherited a high school ministry called Epic, and, to put it nicely, I thought the name was pretty lame. With more important things to focus on, however, we decided it’d be wise to revisit the name in a year before going in another branding direction. And yet here you are, several years later, reading a short story on our Epic HSM home page.
I share the above because it’s our sincere hope that you’ll come and discover what we learned fairly quickly: Epic isn’t a place, a name, or a brand. Epic is a people. Epic is a family. Epic is a story. We’re teenagers and adult volunteers who are grappling with the fact that even though life often feels more ordinary than extraordinary, getting to share life and Jesus together – this amidst our highs and lows, going through the motions and fighting for otherwise – is the everyday ordinary that’s worth pursuing. Epic? I suppose it depends on how you look at it. But worth it? We hope you’ll give us a chance to show you.
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- High School Pastor
- Married to Mallary, with sons Thadden and Titus
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I’m excited to serve as Sunridge’s high school pastor! I trace my calling to the faithfulness God showed me as a teen when I struggled with my mom’s passing, and my heart is for students to find fulfillment in following Jesus.