Ben grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota and now serves as the Pastor of Students at Imago Dei Community church in Portland, OR, guiding the jr high, high school and young-adult ministries there.
For undergraduate work, he studied at the University Wisconsin and Multnomah University. He later earned M.Div.T.S. and Th.M. degrees from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He is a student of God's Word, an outdoorsman and a writer who loves bluegrass and lives in Portland with his wife, Ali, and their two children, Annabelle and Wesley. During a free afternoon you'll likely find him building rope swings in his backyard with his daughter or constructing a tower out of wooden blocks and telling the kids "true" stories about bears and raccoons.