Hi!  My name is Tony and I am super pumped to be part of something that is much larger than just one continent.  Born and raised in Missouri, I began my relationship with the local youth in 1997 as a 15 year old.  I had been invited to a ‘Back to School’ event by a high school friend.  He mentioned there would be basketball involved, giving me no way to refuse.  I’m a sports nut…it’s in my blood.  It was here I met a local youth leader and made an instant connection with the group.  I began attending the group on a regular basis.  This one decision would lead me to a university in Springfield, Missouri, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications; to Missouri State University, where I earned a Master’s degree in Student Affairs; to a job opportunity allowing me to travel for two years across the United States’ eastern coast; but more importantly, to the most beautiful woman in the world; my wife, Katie...and now we are expecting a baby girl in December!  The Father has been so good to me and I could not imagine my life any different.  The Father has used so many great people to bring influence to my life…and now, I would love to be a positive influence in yours.  This is my opportunity to make an impact on some pretty great people all across the world.