Director, Tun Tavern Fellowship

Board of Director since 2006

Born: 1963 in San Diego, CA – grew up in/around the Marine Corps

Married: In 1985 to Michelle, who came to Christ in college at Penn State.  Met in High School in Va Beach and then re-started friendship at Penn State.  Michelle is a former Labor & Delivery Nurse and full-time mom who now relishes being a “Gigi” to eight grandchildren and continuing to serve over 900 children and 150 staff as a Stafford VA elementary school nurse.

Children: (3) are Lindsay Malia Kai Kuntz (Texas A&M 2011) married with 4 children in Nashville TN; Joshua Brooks West (William & Mary, 2015) married with 2 children in Philadelphia PA; and Bethany Taylor Derbyshire (Univ of Alabama, 2017) married with 2 children in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Faith: Having been blessed with a godly heritage, the Lord led me to see and submit to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a boy through my Mother’s witness and invitation. I continued to grow in my faith through family discipleship, church involvement, Young Life, and OCF at Penn State and throughout my career.

Church: Grew up in a mix of Presbyterian, Calvary Chapel, and Reformed Southern Baptist churches; currently worship at Pillar Church of Stafford.

Career: Commissioned in 1985.  IOC graduation 1-86.  Seven deployments and operational service from Hawaii (1/3), Okinawa (1/3), Camp Lejeune (3/6; 24 MEU, 2dMarDiv, CO of Unitas, II MEF G3 & G5, and 2nd MEB/TF Tarawa). Schools and B-billets took me to Fort Benning, GA; Bridgeport, CA; NPS, Monterey, CA; Quantico, VA; Naples, Italy; Portsmouth, UK; and HQMC, DC. Post-Marine Corps served as a consultant for Whitney Bradley & Brown, Inc, from 2007-2014 working for Joint and Marine Corps clients at Quantico (MCCDC) and the Pentagon. 

Education: Honors BS in Industrial and Systems Management Engr, Penn State (1985); Honors MS in Operations Research, NPS (1991); Distinguished graduate and MMS, Master of Military Studies, Marine Corps University (1999); School of Advanced Warfare, SAW (2000). 

TTF: Blessed to serve as a Local Leader, Area Coordinator and Council Member with Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF) during my career, I was invited by Chris Braddy to serve as part of the plank-holder core of Tun Tavern Fellowship when it originated in 2006. After serving in various roles as a Local Leader and Board of Director, I was invited & led to follow Chris Braddy as the second Director, TTF in 2014. Blessed to serve concurrently as Dir, TTF, as the Network Missionary for Quantico/NCR, and as the Tun Tavern Inn manager from 2014 to 2024.