Thanks for swinging past this corner of the interweb. I’m Brett. While I curate the site, I hope that it is about much more than me! Here’s a quick tour: the blog, “Loving Overlooked,” is interested in all things gospel, mission, and refugee related. My passion for those themes was largely born out of my work with refugees in Athens, Greece – so one corner of the site is dedicated as a record to our time there. And, just for a rainy day, you can find audio of sermons I’ve preached.
I’m currently an associate pastor at LifePoint Church in Quincy, IL. My family has been in Quincy since 2013. I came to LIfePoint via Athens, Greece, where I served as a missionary among Muslim refugees for a half decade. You can learn more about our time in Athens here. Before Athens, I spent four years serving as an associate pastor for a church on Chicago’s south side (Go Sox!).
I’m a graduate of North Park University (Chicago, IL; B.A. Sociology) and Lincoln Christian Seminary (Lincoln, IL; M.Div. Theology), and am currently completing coursework at Northern Seminary (Lombard, IL; D.Min. NT Context).
My wife (Kristin) and I met at North Park, and have been married since 2005. As the father of three young girls, I spend most of my free time playing with dolls and protecting princesses from imaginary dragons. But I also enjoy Chicago sports, jogging, and grilled meats. I’d love to hear a bit about you. Leave a comment on a blog post, or feel free to connect on social media.