Troy was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He graduated from Vanguard College in Edmonton in April 1996 with his Bachelor of Theology and shortly after got married to his wife Andrea. They have two sons, Lucas (2002) and Lincoln (2003). For over 15 years Troy has worked with Youth and Young Adults in Alberta. Troy and Andrea moved to the Portland area in October 2011 to become the Connection Pastor here at Life Church. Troy has always looked for ways to connect people to the family of God and tries to remember that everyone is a creation of God.