Eric has served in youth ministry since 1997 beginning in part-time youth ministry and have been serving in Full-time Youth Ministry since 2002 in churches in the North Georgia, Western North Carolina, and South Carolina Conferences. Eric completed his Master’s in Christian education at the Center for Deacon Education at Pfeiffer University and Wesley Seminary in 2010 with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. Eric is certified in Christian Education and in Youth Ministry through the United Methodist Church. He is also a certified candidate to become a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Eric is an adjunct professor at Columbia College where he teaches an online course in Youth Ministry. Eric is also a certified presenter for Youth Specialties “Real World Parents” . Eric is married to Jessica and has a daughter Mallory.