My name is Doug and it is awesome that you dropped by my site.
The greatest passion in my life is coaching people in their life. No matter what your background, where your from, what your education is, we all had a picture of the life we expected, hoped for, and wanted. Truth is most people wake up in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s not living that life. They struggle with fulfillment. They struggle with relationships. They struggle with depression, disappointment, and generally regretting the life they have lived.
I have by no means am an expert in all areas or have everything figured out but what I do know is someone who does. My life is lived radically different because of my relationship with Jesus. I am fulfilled, full of joy, and have more passion and excitement for the day when my feet hit the floor in the morning because of Him.
I have a unique vantage point on life having spent more than a decade in full time ministries at churches in New Jersey and Ohio. As a youth pastor and for the last 5 years as a Senior or Lead pastor at, Bridge of Hope Church. I have had the privilege of being there with folks in the highs and lows of life. I have been there for the last breath and the first. I have been there for the marriage and counseled through the divorce. I have been with teenagers trying to decide what to “do with their life” and I have sat with 40, 50, and 60 year olds that ask the same question. I have had the honor of preaching and teaching in many churches in several states to crowds as big as a couple thousand and as small as 10 or 12 in a classroom. However more unique than all of that is I married my high school sweet heart almost 10 years ago now and we are raising 4 beautiful children. We have a daughter and 3 boys ranging in age from 6 years old to almost a year old. They teach me so much, keep me on my toes, and are my greatest inspiration for living the life I live.
These vantage points allow me to have some insights that others don’t. It allows me to tackle the stuff life throws at us both biblically and pragmatically. This site is an opportunity for us to connect and for me to share some of my journey and a few insights along the way that will hopefully help you take the next steps in yours.