Pastor Brent has been at Berean since 2007 and loves his role in Pastoral Care and as an equipper of others in caregiving ministry. Apart from ministry, some of his favorite things include family time with his four kids and ten grandkids, hiking in the mountains, and quiet Saturday morning coffee time with his sweetheart. Brent and his wife, Sandie, were married in 1976. You do the math and figure out how many years they’ve been married.
Brent earned his B.A. in Bible and Theology from the Moody Bible Institute where he also met Sandie. Hence, he jokingly refers to it as Moody “Bridal” Institute. From there, they moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago, where he completed his seminary studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, earning an M.Div. in Missions. During his ministry years, he has taken Doctor of Ministry courses at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary, concentrating on Congregational Care and Spiritual Renewal.
And if you want to see his eyes light up, ask Pastor Brent about the seven years that he and Sandie lived and ministered in Sierra Leone, West Africa, focusing on cross-cultural theological education and leadership development.