I am clinically certified in pastoral care (ACPE), receiving my residency training in 2006-2007 at Tampa General Hospital. For eight years, I ministered full-time as a hospice chaplain, years essential to my growth as a pastor.
I am an expert in Christian theology and Buddhist philosophy. I am a published poet, amateur musician, film-buff, and book-lover. In August 2019, my book A Life Lived and Laid Down for Friends: A Progressive Christology was published by Wipf and Stock Publishers.
My family is most precious to me. My wife is Holly, and we have a young son Corey. He is 12 and is the proverbial spark-plug.
This is the core philosophy of my ministry:
“Nothing can be more important than being emotionally and spiritually present, no matter the circumstance. Nothing can be more significant than praying with and listening to those knowing fear or courage, worry or contentment, sadness or joy. The work is to walk alongside, pointing to wisdom as we go and urging compassion with each step.”