I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Master’s in Divinity. I have a doctorate in missional leadership from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
I am an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) and have “dual standing” with the United Church of Christ (UCC). I am the pastor of Fleming Road UCC in my neighborhood of Finneytown in Cincinnati.
I was the community connector and on part of the organizing team for the Parish Collective Cincinnati as well as having served on the board of the Economics of Compassion Initiative.
I am married to Debbie, a licensed PTA and a community activator. We have two wonderful (now adult) children, McKenzie Grace and Brennan Matthew.
I am grateful for this life and I am leaning into its mystery. I love to go backpacking, rock climbing, bouldering, and am obsessed with theology (and practice) and running. (I was the cross-country coach for the Finneytown school district for 9 years!).
My call in life is to build relationships with folks and to see community with others, ourselves, and God flourish.
This divine flow in my life humbles me and allows me to live with great expectations and hope in the midst of its ups and downs. Some days are great, some days are crazy, but its “all good” as I live and love.