Ben was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area, and is currently attending Grand Rapids Theological Seminary to pursue a Masters of Divinity (M.Div) with Pastoral Emphasis. He recently married Lauren Schulke as of June of 2014. Ben graduated from Cornerstone University with degrees in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies in 2013. He has been attending Bella Vista Church since 2007 when he came to Christ through the BVC family, and started serving on staff in the summer of 2013 as the Youth Ministry Intern. He loves to play any kind of game, and enjoys playing his guitar.