After graduating from Valencia Community College (VCC) and the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication, he entered the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTSFW) in 2008. At the close of his first year, he participated in an exchange program at Westfield House in Cambridge, England. The following year, he participated in yet another exchange program at the Seminário Concórdia in São Leopoldo, Río Grande do Sul, Brazil. After this, for his vicarage (internship), he was assigned to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Whiting, Indiana. Following the successful completion of vicarage and a final year of study, he graduated from CTS earning a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 2013. He was elected to remain at CTS as a Graduate Assistant for the Pastoral Ministry and Mission Department and worked on his Master of Sacred Theology (STM) in Systematic Theology. He then entered into Holy Matrimony with his beautiful wife, Erica. Months after the wedding, he received a call to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winter Garden, Florida. On July 27th, God ordained him into the Office of the Holy Ministry.