Conrad grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, consistently cheering for all Philadelphia sports teams and the Penn State Nittany Lions. At the age of 15, he gave his life to Jesus Christ, receiving him as Savior, Lord, and Friend. Upon graduation from high school, Conrad spent a couple years in Hong Kong, participating in YES (Youth Evangelism Service). It was during a time of fasting and prayer as a young adult in Asia that he first sensed a clear call from God to pastor. Even though he questioned whether or not he was “too weird to be a pastor”, he began following the Lord by faith down this trail.
Conrad has now been involved in church planting and pastoring for over 20 years. Along with his wife Vicki, he participated in a church planting team to begin a non-denominational church in the city of Reading, PA. Also, more recently, he helped start Crossway Vineyard Church in the town of Urbana, OH, where Conrad served as the founding pastor for approximately 10 years.
Conrad loves his family! He has been happily married to his wife Vicki for 23 years. They have twin daughters, Bryn and Lydia, who are both on a gap year experience in missions (Lydia in Philly, Bryn in Mexico). Their youngest daughter, Ellie, is in the 8th grade at Bunsold Middle School. The Eshes are living in downtown Marysville and loving where God has placed them!