Israel is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist Minister who works as the Director of the Public Campus Ministries Department for the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Michigan Headquarters. He also serves as the Associate Director for Sabbath School and Communication.
He has been involved in public campus ministry for more than 15 years!
He is also actively involved in other ministries and at UCHURCH where he volunteers as Family Life Pastor, serves on the Greater Lansing Adventist School Board, and is the Michigan Conference Pathfinder Pastor.
Israel is part of Team Revolution and has a passion for fresh and innovative ways to reach young adults and professionals within our church. He also loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen using modern techniques!
His educational background includes degrees in Religion and Secondary Education with a specialty in Bible and Social Science/Social Studies. He is now pursuing an MA at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary where he plans to work towards a doctorate that merges his interests in spirituality and education. His greatest passion in life is developing and empowering young leaders through the emphasis of character development instead of talent.
His favorite quote:
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
– Jim Elliot