Justin was born in Greenville, SC and his parents moved to North Carolina a year later and settled in Dunn. Growing up Justin enjoyed a few school sports, but found his passion in Theatre in high school. He has been on stage and worked tech both at his high school and local community theatre.
Justin met his wife, Jana, the first year they counseled at a conference youth camp in 1999. Justin and Jana were wed in August 2000. They have three children, Kit, Aselin, and Daphne. Jana has homeschooled the children since Justin begin his ministry. Justin and Jana both grew up in the United Methodist Church.
Justin began his walk in faith in high school after attending a Carmen concert with the pastor’s son. He was an active youth at Divine Street UMC, worked with the district youth, and attended conference youth events.
Justin graduated from Methodist University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, with a minor in Church Leadership. He then attended Duke Divinity School and graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Divinity. He has served three rural churches since 2013.
Fun fact: Justin and Jana attended the first NCCUMC Pilgrimage event as youth and have missed only a few since.
You can email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org