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 a queer faith leader, creative educator, artist, and organizer I dwell in the often painful intersections of many cultures and sensibilities. But 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 outer transformation of our communities by loving and serving our neighbors‚ especially those marginalized, ostracized, and forgotten.
I live in Philadelphia with my spouse Madelyn and our child Simone.