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. I currently serve a church called St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
I hold a BFA (’07) from the Rhode Island School of Design, 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).
As an artist, spiritual leader and organizer I dwell in the often painful meeting-ground of many cultures and sensibilities. Here, I hope to foster prayer and spiritual practices that bring wholeness to others and deepen the joy and transformation that God has revealed to all the cosmos in Christ—the union of spirit and flesh, the gift of forgiveness, and our communion with God.
Made free by this inner transformation, God calls us to take part in the transformation of our communities by serving our neighbors‚ especially those marginalized because of their gender identity, sexuality, race, class, disability, mental health diagnoses, or substance use disorder.
I live in Philadelphia with my spouse Madelyn and our daughter Simone.