Raised in Galesburg, Illinois, Bradley has been serving in ministry at various levels throughout Illinois since 1994. After earning a B.A. from Illinois State University (1997) and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (2000), his more recent appointments were at Champaign Faith UMC (2000-2015) and Coal City UMC (2015-2022). Coming to Charleston Wesley UMC on July 1, 2022, Brad is excited to be a part of a grace-filled community and a part of a ministry team ready to change the world. In addition to serving the local church, Brad works with community first responders as a community chaplain.
Brad and Erin have been married since 1996 and have three children: Andrew, Jacob, and Tyler. They are big sports fans, especially baseball, where Brad is often coaching young players about the love of the game and teamwork, along with the fundamentals. Oh, and they are big Cubs fans!!