Director of Student Ministries

Doug was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in New York, Utah, and Arizona. He is working towards a bachelors degree in Christian Ministry with an emphasis on youth ministry through Liberty University. He has been at Verde since June, 2017. He and his wife, Nicole, have been married two years, and they love working with students. During their free time they like to be outdoors with their dog, riding bikes, going on adventures, playing games, snowboarding, or working on their new home. Right now, it is just the two of them and their German Shepherd, but they plan to have kids of their own in the future.

What is your favorite book?
As I work towards my degree I have had the ability to read many books that I may not have chosen to read on my own. There have been a mixture of great books as well as some pretty drab books. My favorite book at this time is “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan.

What or who is your most influential book or author?
My most influential authors are also great pastors. My three favorite author/pastors at this time are Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, and Levi Lusko.

What is your favorite food?
I do not have only a favorite food, but two food types. My two favorite types of food to eat would be Italian or Mexican food.

What is the most exciting thing for you to see God do in the lives of people?
What I love the most about being in ministry is being able to see God work in the lives of the students. From the moment that a student begins seeking God on their own, whether they come from a church family or a hurting family background, I get excited to see them realize the extent of God’s love for them. Then as the student progresses in their walk through their time in the group and on to college, I am encouraged to see them living out their faith.