Tyler was born & raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Beginning his academic career first at Oklahoma Christian then graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in cross-cultural ministry. Tyler got connected with Global City Mission during his Sophomore year of college while he was enrolled at Oklahoma Christian University, and he spent two months interning with GCMI in New York City during the summer of 2019. He has also served twice as a mission intern in Uganda. He began serving as a Mission Catalyst following graduation and is serving among unreached peoples in the Tampa Bay area.