My passion is to help people find their story in God’s Word – and then to bring God’s Word into conversation with the everyday-nature of their lives. I am currently pastoring Withness Community - a new worshipping community passionate about God with us - us with God - us with one another.
I am married to wonderful man and together we have the privilege of parenting our two teenage sons. I enjoy playing games and watching movies with my family, reading, running, cycling and yoga.
I graduated with academic distinction from McCormick Theological Seminary in May 2013. During seminary, I was awarded the Floyd V. Filson Prize in New Testament and Jesse Halsey Award for Imagination in Preaching as well as grants from the Robert and Jean Boling Memorial Fund for International Travel and Study and John Hayes Creighton Fund for Graduate Study in the Holy Land.
I am a second career pastor, having worked as a CPA for Deloitte and Touche for over a decade. I have served in almost every capacity in the church, although primarily in the area of worship and education ministries. I am a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Virtually no one reading this will ever have these experiences in their life. Even hearing these stories from the people who have lived them, I can’t even come close to understanding the fear and trauma of what they have experienced.