Spencer received his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. After sticking around St. Louis a few years to become licensed as a professional counselor, God called him and the family up to Green Bay to try and help bridge the gap between the church and counseling worlds as both a pastor and a counselor. Spencer has a passion for creating safe places in the church where people can slow down and experience the transformative power of God's love.
Spencer and his wife, Molly, have been friends since childhood, and married since 2012. They have the privilege to parent three hooligans, Elizabeth (2015), Rea (2018) and William (2020).
Three short quotes that will tell you a bit about me:
"The gospel gives me hope, and hope is not a language the dark voices understand."
- Andrew Peterson
"Life is a gift, not to possess, but to share."
- Henri Nouwen
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
- Albus Dumbledore
What do you do in your free time?
- Parenting is hard, so when Spencer and Molly have the extra energy, you can often find them enjoying a leisurely walk, playing board games, cheering the Packers on to victory, or immersing themselves in a good story – whether it be a movie, tv show, or book. Additionally, Spencer is an avid AFOL – feel free to look this up if you are unaware of the acronym.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
- 1 Corinthians 15: 55-58 "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. There, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?
- William Wilberforce, without a doubt. His passionate pursuit of God’s calling upon his life, despite much suffering, and his clear and consistent vision of each man’s dignity and worth have inspired and challenged me since I was a kid.