Rev. Carman first came to know Jesus Christ as a young adult, and discovered
through adult eyes that faith can not only make sense for reasoning people, but
that faith is the essential thing that is missing from so many lives. That
experience is a source of his commitment to bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are not yet part of a church family, as well as his passion for quality Christian education that encourages open exploration of our relationship with God.
Rev. Carman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, and has served congregations in the West Ohio and Detroit Annual Conferences.
Carman grew up in Lake City, Michigan. He is married to Rev. Donna Minarik, also a United Methodist pastor. Together, they have one son, Warren, who works in commercial insurance, and a daughter-in-law, Emily, who works as a speech pathologist. For recreation, Carman enjoys listening to a wide variety of music, camping, biking, table tennis, reading, photography, and movies.