Ian originally hails from Marshalltown, Iowa. In college, he was active in the Navigators and Frontiers Missions. While deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army in 2013, Ian discerned his call to full-time ministry. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Cortez Church of the Nazarene in Colorado. Ian has an A.A.S. in Flight Operations (Cochise College), a B.A. in Political Science (University of Northern Iowa), and an MDiv (Fuller Theological Seminary). Ian loves wrestling with the tough questions of life and faith over coffee and getting hopelessly lost in the mountains. He and his wife, Marcia, have four beautiful children.