We met at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie Texas in 1996 where Daren majored in Pastoral Ministries and Heidi majored in Christian education specializing in children. We were married in May of 2001 and since then have been involved in ministry together. We have served as associate pastors, youth pastors and worship leaders and also have taught in a Christian school. Through these experiences we have learned many things that have prepared us for this time in our lives.
Our oldest son Josiah was born in July of 2002. He has been such a blessing to us. We enjoy his heart for God and watching him worship and learn more about him everyday. In November of 2004, our second son Nicolas was born. He is the total opposite of Josiah and brings life and excitement to the family. Kenan was born September of 2007 and we cannot wait to see his personality develop and get to know him better.
We served in Mexico up until the summer of 2012. There we built a church and helped train and revitalize another church.
In 2012 Heidi, graduated with her Masters degree in Elementary Education. In the fall of 2012, we were invited to serve as the country coordinators of Latin American Childcare in Guatemala. We arrived in Guatemala in the fall of 2013.