Erik has been married to his wife Emily for 12 years; they have a full house with four little boys. The first 6 years of their marriage was spent in New Orleans ministering through rebuilding efforts and church planting. They later moved to the Phoenix area where Erik served as the Pastor to Adults for the past 6 years. They are excited to be in Indianapolis now, joining the Common Ground Northeast family. Erik studied Christian Ministry at Arizona Christian University, completed the worship program at 10,000 Fathers Worship School, and earned a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in California. Erik enjoys hanging out with his family, listening to music, and watching films that make you think.