Ben met Christ late in high school and met The Navigators his first day on campus at Illinois State University, where he graduated with a degree in History Education. He met his wife Melissa at a Navigator Summer Training Program in 1996, they have now been married for 25 years. Their son Sam was 15 when he went to be with the Lord in the Spring of 2023. Their daughter, Vivian is 13.
Ben and Melissa served with the Collegiate Navigators at Colorado State University, the University of Florida, and Kansas City, MO for nearly two decades. He was the Director for Navigators 20s for 2 years and now serves as the U.S. Collegiate Director.