Founder, Pastor and Executive Director
Neil’s background in a wide range of managerial roles gives him a strong foundation to build a team and a systematic approach which will see Rise Above long into the future. As well, having served in the armed forces, Neil has the discipline to see difficult situations completely through to their end.
As a Pastor in the Free Methodist church, a graduate of Spring Arbor University, and an active citizen of Jackson County, Neil has developed a large support network of mentors, community leaders, and professionals to lean on for guidance and leadership.
With more than 20 years of professional, ministerial, and volunteer experience Neil is ready to help the students of Rise Above overcome whatever obstacles lay before them with hope and courage.