Erik grew up in the woods of North Idaho. After being involved with a faith community through Intervarsity at the University of Idaho, he moved to Seattle for grad school at UW and was seeking a similar faith community (in particular, one that values diversity/reconciliation, social justice, and a close community to do life with). In 2008, God spoke to him while hiding out at a urinal to avoid awkward church greeting times and ultimately led Erik to Quest where he found everything he was looking for and so much more!. Over the years, Erik has had the opportunity to be involved in various Quest ministries including Life Together, C-Groups, Thailand team, Hosting, Communion, and KidsMin – look for a tall, gangly, good-looking, bald guy and you might find him (he wrote this)! Erik spends his days doing structural/earthquake engineering, and enjoys eating delicious, cheap foods and traveling with world with his wife, Victoria, and friends.