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I have been here at Connected as the Lead Pastor since August of 2012. Ok that does not tell the whole story, so let me elaborate.  In 2003 a vision was cast for a church that would truly be for everyone to attend and feel at home. It was to be a place that existed to connect people with God and each other. I heard this vision and I was in. So really I have been a part of Connected since 2003, with a four year adventure as a Youth Pastor in Chico, CA from 2008-2012.

I grew up here in Carson City, in fact I am 5th generation Nevadan, and I am so glad to be home. ​

My wife and I were married July 10, 1999 and have been figuring each other out ever since. We have two kiddos that continue to make life interesting everyday. Emma was born in Reno, NV in 2003, making her 6th generation. She loves to read and will one day rule the world. Ellis was born in 2009 in Chico, CA. He is our little social butterfly ​that has never met someone that was not his friend.
We are an active family that enjoys hiking, camping, beach days and vacationing. When at home we love to entertain and share life with others.​

Wife: Julie, Daughter: Emma, Son: Ellis


Ben is the creative force behind what we do on Sundays. His most visible role is that of Worship Leader, but he does so much more. He helps to create an engaging worship service with music, lights and scripture reading. 

Ben is married to Megan and has two amazing kiddos, Leo and Eve. 

Wife: Megan, Son: Leo, Daughter Eve

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