A.J. graduated from Concordia University Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Religious Education with a Specialization in Youth Ministry. Originally from New York, A.J currently lives in Memphis, TN with his wife of three years, Krissy Vega, where he leads Middle School, High School, and College-aged ministries as the Director of Christian Education at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoys cheering for his favorite football team (Go Nets!), playing the piano, spending time with his wife trying new things, and eating delicious food; he once ate 37 chicken wings during an impromptu eating contest with friends while on a mission trip!
A.J. most recently served as the event emcee at The National Youth Gathering, one of the largest youth events in the US that provides students the opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. He describes it as an incredible experience working with so many young passionate professionals in ministry and loved getting the chance to connect with students on stage and off stage.