After graduating from Texas Tech University (Chris) and Auburn University (Cara Jane), we met while attending seminary at Baylor University. We married in 2011 and, with a desire to see churches planted in college towns, we moved to Norman, Oklahoma to join the team planting Providence Road Church, just down the street from the University of Oklahoma. For five years we shared our lives with this church, particularly the college students. In 2015, we welcomed our firstborn, Bo, to the family, and in March of 2017, our baby girl, Ellie Jane, arrived. In May of 2017, we were the first church planters sent out from Providence Road Church with the goal of planting in another college town, Auburn, Alabama.
Before landing in Auburn, we are spending a year at Summit Crossing Church in Huntsville, Alabama studying multi-ethnic church dynamics, recruiting core team members, receiving specific coaching for church planting, and developing relationships in Auburn and across Alabama. We plan to transition to Auburn during the summer of 2018 to launch the first missional community of Union Church.