I am a former pastor with a Master of Divinity I still use on occasion.
I am married to Jamie. Together, we make a home with our two daughters, M and E, our dog, Isis, and several beloved outdoor cats that have chosen us. Our 100-year-old house typically contains books, houseplants, coffee, bread, breakfast pastries, and craft beer. I’m a Myers-Briggs INTJ and an Enneagram 8, if you are in to that sort of thing. I spend my time for myself hiking, trail running, and reading.
I am a writer, spending my time writing memoir/personal essays, theological narrative, and some poetry. Like most, I have a life riddled with trauma, pain, and relentless joy; faith, doubt, grief, and anger. I began writing for myself, my degrees, and my vocation. I have written to process the experiences of my life and my own skeptical faith, written to complete requirements, and then written for the church– sermons, Bible studies, and liturgies.
Now I write because I know the healing power of articulating Christ’s presence in our suffering and hope. I enjoy God and sense God’s joy in me when I am writing. I write to share that joy with you. I hope as you read you delight in God and encounter God’s delight in you.
I love Instagram, regularly posting my random musings there along with sharing content I find beneficial. I have a hate-a-lot/hate-a-little relationship with Facebook. I have a few published pieces and write a monthly-ish essay on No Ordinary Life.
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