Pastor of Spiritual Developmentoffice: 203.255.3401 Ext. 111
I have served at Black Rock for the past fifteen years and currently serve as Pastor of Spiritual Development. I grew up on the campus of The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, New York. My parents were dorm parents of an athlete's dormitory, which fostered my love for all sports, playing basketball and tennis when I attended The King's College.
After graduating from King's and then Pace University with an MBA in Marketing Management, I pursued a professional golf career while living in Hawaii. It was during this time God was calling me to leave my dream of a golf career to serve God in full-time ministry. I graduated from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, and joined the Black Rock staff in 1999 as Pastor of Adult Ministries.
I currently lead the Spiritual Development Team which oversees Black Rock's Life Transformation Process, helping every adult grow in their faith and become more like Jesus. I have been married to my college sweetheart Marjie for 31 years and we have two adult children, Kate and Jack, who make us laugh). The McCandless family loves to golf, swim, travel, and go on any kind of adventure. And we love being a part of Black Rock.