Brent grew up in the Chicago area before heading to Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He spent another nine years in Madison, Wisconsin working in IT before attending seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, receiving his MDiv in 2020. He and Emily have been married since 2010 and they have two sons, Caleb and Joel. Brent loves to teach the Bible and help others connect their story to the Grand Story of the gospel. He enjoys baseball, backpacking, and hiking in the woods with his family.