Eric is married to Kaye and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. He most enjoys dating his wife, taking his daughters to the beach, mountain biking, and going on family adventures. Eric is the senior pastor of Mariners Church in Southern California. Before becoming pastor of Mariners, Eric served as senior vice-president of Lifeway Christian resources, served in Miami as an executive and teaching pastor, and frequently consulted ministry leaders on mission and strategy. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He is the author of several books and is passionate about developing leaders – both for ministry and marketplace. His favorite co-author is his daughter Evie.