Ordained an Episcopal priest on June 20, 2009, I have been serving as chaplain of the Community of the Transfiguration since July 2014. Just prior to that, I was priest-in-charge at Grace Episcopal Church in Pomeroy, Ohio. I served my two-year residency after ordination at St. Luke’s in Granville, Ohio. I have served my entire ministry as an openly gay man.
I currently serve on the Diocese of Southern Ohio’s Commission on Ministry.
I was a member of the Common Friars, a new monastic community, at the Good Earth Farm in Athens, Ohio for nearly three years before the community dissolved.
Spiritual direction has been an important part of my life. I had a rich spiritual direction relationship of more than 30 years until my spiritual director began having symptoms of dementia. As I grieve that loss, it will soon be time to find a new spiritual director for myself.
I enjoy walking with others as they discern God’s call for their life. If that is something that brings you here, I would be happy to meet with you.
One interesting thing about me is that I have been adopted in to two different African families through friends I made while in seminary. One in Kenya and the other in Zimbabwe. One of my favorite things to do is go home for a visit!