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DownTown Area Director



I (Eric) became a Christian at the age of 17 in Racine, WI. My junior year, while attending the U of MN Twin Cities, I got involved with Campus Outreach. Paul Poteat spent time with me. God used Paul and many others to transform my understanding of what day-to-day ministry looked like. There was a shift away from thinking God mainly used events to impact people to seeing how God used very ordinary conversations and activities to help people see Christ. As this understanding grew, I became more convinced that I wanted to continue to share Christ with college students who were asking foundational questions about their lives.

Holly and I met through the ministry of Campus Outreach, and were married on Jan 6, 2007. We have two energetic and fun-loving girls named Evelyn, born in 2010 and Liberty, born in 2014. Whether it's counseling other couples or hosting college students, we enjoy having others' lives intersect in our home.