My primary responsibilities include preaching, leadership development, and providing directional leadership for our church.
Katie and I got married in 2004. We have three kids—our son Quinn Haddon was born in 2007; our daughter, Lydia Steele, was born in 2010; and in August of 2013 we welcomed Naomi Jane. Our kids have their mother’s sweet disposition and their father’s gargantuan head.
When people ask me “where I’m from,” I generally say “all over.” I was born in Ardmore, OK., lived in Chicago for 11 years (interrupted by a brief stint in Minneapolis), and, before moving to Kansas City, Katie and I spent two years in Vancouver, BC and a year in Little Rock, AR.
Education & Experience
I’m a huge documentary fan. Real documentaries–not high budget propaganda films disguised as documentaries.
Favorite TV show(s)
Seinfeld, Simpsons, Arrested Development
I listen to a pretty broad spectrum– from Baroque to Math Rock. As a young kid, I was a Grateful Dead fanatic–and while not so much now, their music exposed me to musical foundations of jazz, blues, and bluegrass. My two years in Vancouver also turned me on to the Canadian indie rock scene, and I still enjoy much of what comes out of Vancouver and Toronto.
Favorite book(s) outside the Bible
When we moved to Canada, Katie bought me my first SLR camera. I had borrowed cameras before, but I had never really even taken a photograph. I’m not much more advanced than the first picture I took, but my passion for photography has continued to grow–and it’s something that Katie and I enjoy together. I also spend an inordinate time reading and listening to music.