Born and raised in a small town in Missouri, Charles grew up in a Christian home but experienced a deep spiritual transformation at around twenty-two years old. Since then, God has been faithful and has preserved his faith through all of life’s struggles and strangeness. Charles loves the Bible, and he enjoys thinking deeply about theology and philosophy and leans in when hard conversations are needed. Some of his influences are John Piper, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Jonathan Edwards.
Charles received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. After that, he went on to study at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he received a Master of Divinity (M-Div) degree in 2014.
Married with four boys in the home, Pastor Charles has taken up hobbies that include feeding those four growing boys. He enjoys gardening, smoking meat over real wood, and listening to Royals baseball. When given the chance, he also enjoys hunting and fishing.