What I’m Doing Now

(Last updated Oct. 15, 2018. Inspired by nownownow.)

Living in West St. Paul, Minn.

Hendricks Family, Christmas 2017


  • I tell stories for nonprofits, ministries and companies that care, creating copy, content and big picture strategy with my company Monkey Outta Nowhere. (I’m a freelance writer/editor.)
  • One of my big roles is the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, a blog that helps churches communicate better.



  • Socialish: I blog on a quasi-regular basis and tweet almost daily.
  • Interests: I read a lot (follow along on Goodreads). Recent loves:
    • Sunny by Jason Reynolds
    • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
    • A Live Coal in the Sea by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Married: To Abby, going on 18 years now. We still feel young, but we’re totally ‘that old married couple.’ She’s teaches kindergarten and first grade at Tesfa International School, a charter school in Columbia Heights.
  • Kids: Milo (9 & 4th grade) and Lexi (12 & 7th grade). [Well, there’s a third from a disrupted adoption, but that’s a long story.] We like books and Star Wars and board games and stuff.
  • Active: Trying to run/bike on a regular basis at all. Mostly happy if I can just walk. Also love getting out to state parks.
  • Personal writing: Been writing about politics in West St. Paul a lot, including the sexism controversy, why I support Wendy Berry for ward 3 city council, how Anthony Fernandez keeps changing his story, and why people shouldn’t vote for David Meisinger.

Coming Travel/Events:

  • Hoping to return to the North Shore (all the time).


  • I’m always open to talking about new projects and currently there is some bandwidth available.
  • Working at home means I like to get out from time to time. I’m available for lunch meetings. If interests align, let’s connect.
  • I don’t like public speaking, but people tell me I’m good at it. So I will at least consider opportunities.
  • I’m also available for interviews, usually talking about church communication, books, writing, etc.

You can contact me here or reach out on Twitter.

A work-at-home dad wrestles with faith, social justice & story.