Hi. I’m Pastor Sam. I’m originally from Flower Mound, Texas where I was born and raised until I went off to college. My wife, Athena, and I have been married since 2017 but have been together since 2013. We met at Concordia University Wisconsin, where I attended college from 2010 to 2014. In August of 2015, I started at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and graduated in May of 2020. I’ve been St. Andrews as the pastor of Youth and Family Ministry since July 2020. In March 2023, Athena and I welcomed our son, Arthur, into the world.
Athena, Arthur, and I have the goal of going to every national park in the United States. As of June 2023, the total count is at 19/63. We enjoy spending our free time outside – especially if it involves hiking, camping, or simply having a fire with good friends and good drinks.
I enjoy reading, journaling, weightlifting, listening to podcasts, drinking coffee from new coffee shops, and of course, eating at Chick-Fil-A. I’m a big fan of sports – especially Texas Rangers baseball. You’ll also find me rooting for the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, and Green Bay Packers – but baseball is my favorite and it is also God’s favorite (see Genesis 1:1)