An Indiana native, Austin has worked at churches in the Phoenix, Detroit, and Chicago areas. Austin is passionate about helping everyone discover God's work in their life. Austin also holds strong opinions about baseball, basketball, queso dip, and daylight savings time.

When not hanging with his family, Austin oversees the Student Ministry across Heritage Church's campuses in Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Round Lake Beach. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a MA in Church History/Historical Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, no pets, and an old off-brand Toyota.