Brent is a native of Memphis, TN and graduated from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1996. Upon graduation he moved back to Memphis and was a youth pastor before moving to St. Louis for graduate school. While in St. Louis, he earned a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary (2003), and met his wife Emily. She earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant in 2004, and upon graduation they moved to Knoxville, TN to serve as the Campus Minister with RUF at The University of Tennessee, from 2004-2012. As of June of 2012, Brent serves as an Area Coordinator with RUF, overseeing campuses in TN, KY, IN, IL, MO, and WI. Brent and Emily have two children, William and Abigail and currently reside in Knoxville, TN.