The Keynote Speaker, Trainer & Author
Keynote Speaker, Author, Trainer and expert on grief recovery, moral injury, and forgiveness. Certified coach and teacher with the John Maxwell Team and a founding member of the Your Secret Name team, helping people discover who God created them to be. I’m also an award-winning author and have written numerous articles on Biblical and spiritual issues.
A highly sought-after and engaging personality with the perfect combination of truth-telling and whit to encourage audiences to move forward. My expertise is derived from the unique perspective of one who has experienced compound loss, life experiences and research in the tough topics relating to spiritual issues and grief. As a trained speaker and presenter, I incorporate that experience into keynote addresses and seminars that move audiences to action. My simple, straightforward story-telling resonates with audiences and leaves them empowered to conquer the areas of their lives that need attention.
This is me; husband to my better two-thirds, father of three, grandfather of five and servant to God’s kingdom. Well, I used to be a grandfather of five. On May 11, 2016, my 4-year-old grand-princess Alanna died in a tragic accident. Grief is now in the fiber of who I am as a husband, father, and servant of God’s kingdom— but it is not ALL of who I am.
I know firsthand the heartache of losing a child and the complication that comes with being a grieving grandparent and caregiver. I also know the struggle of searching for resources and support for grieving men, grandparents and those struggling with ‘complicated grief’, all of which I needed. A researcher and explorer by nature, I feverishly poured through all the materials I could find, directly related to grief or not. Along the way, I found mentors who have encouraged me to take my place as a guide on this journey to help others in my own unique way.
I’m damaged, not destroyed. I know grief, but I also know each person is their own grief journey expert, just some need a guide to help them travel well. It is my desire to be that guide. I see you, and I want you to know you don’t have to walk alone.