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.).
Facing our mortality is more than just realizing that we’re going to die “someday” or that we’re not God. When we truly face our mortality, we come to the realization that how we live our lives matters. It’s not about being...
Opening Reflection Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion. Sing aloud, Daughter Jerusalem.Look, your king will come to you.He is righteous and victorious.He is humble and riding on an ass, on a colt, the offspring of a donkey.Zechariah 9:9 (CEB) What do you...
But for now, we are standing in the garden where Judas is greeting Jesus, telling him to rejoice preparing to give Jesus the kiss — and we are collectively holding our breath. But the kiss is going to come.