As a faith leader, artist and organizer I believe God has called me to work at the intersection of many cultures and sensibilities. At this meeting-ground, I hope to nurture faith and resiliency through lasting spiritual practices. Together with the people I serve, I seek to open the joy and transformation that God has revealed to all the cosmos in Christ—the goodness of creation, the gift of forgiveness, and our communion with God.
Made free by this inner joy and transformation, God calls us to take part in the outer transformation of our communities by loving and serving our neighbors‚ especially those marginalized and forgotten.
Born in 1985, I grew up in small towns along the Connecticut River valley. Formed first as an artist and musician, lately I’ve been called into community life as a parish pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Printmaking 07), and earned theological degrees from Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (MDiv 16) as well as United Lutheran Seminary (STM 19).
My spouse Madelyn and our daughter Simone are on our way back to CT after many years away.
Header image: © 2017 Joshua Sullivan.
From Inner Exercise (I), Graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink on bound paper, 8 x 13 in.