I am so excited and grateful to serve St. Luke’s! I believe that together we can discover and nurture the gifts God gave us, both as individuals and as a community, to build up the Body of Christ in Gresham.
My career path has been a winding one. Prior to coming to St. Luke’s, I served as a street chaplain to people who are unhoused in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods of San Francisco. I also worked for several years in fundraising and communications for an organization that provides shelter, housing, and services to unhoused folks in New Haven, Connecticut. I started my career as an associate editor in commercial publishing. Most recently, I managed communications at a large Presbyterian church.
My wife, Rachel, and I met in seminary and were married last May. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
I grew up in Casper, Wyoming, where most of my family still lives, and I spent many years in New Haven, Connecticut, a city I adore. I hold a B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut as well as an M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. I love to read (particularly science fiction and fantasy epics), write, and run. I’m also a geek for public transportation and can’t wait to ride around the Portland area.