Born on Jan. 21, 1981, I have lived in the small town Southern culture of Waynesboro, GA for most of my life. Other formative places for me have been Puerto Rico, where I lived with my family for a few years as a child and also spent time as a young adult, and Faith Builders, where I completed the MAP program in 2002-2004. I am married to my best friend Janelle Kauffman, and we enjoy parenting four lively little children, ages 7 to 1. We belong to Hephzibah Mennonite Church.I am in my ninth year of teaching high school and serving as administrator at Waynesboro Mennonite School. My desire is for God’s kingdom to come in my life, the life of my family, and in the life of the church. I sense that my place in this process has something to do with helping to articulate a fresh vision of identity and mission for Anabaptist communities. Theology, spiritual formation, and brotherhood are topics that make my ears itch and bone marrow stir.