Erik grew up in the Seattle area and met his wife of 22 years while they were both Young Life leaders at Washington State University. His early ministry was always to teenagers, initially as a high school English teacher, then as a director of a high school ministry in Gig Harbor WA. More recently, Erik spent 8 years as an associate pastor at First Pres Berkeley. Our Lead Pastor since 2012, he was glad to discover that he is more of a mountain person than an ocean person. He and Amy are kept amply busy with four children ranging from age 17 to 8.