I am a born and raised Michigander. I moved here with my dog Jackson, a black lab and collie mix. His wagging tail and powerful desire to lick your face is a great antidote to the winter blues, but can be a bit much. Outside of ministry, my passions include being a nature buff and a nerd of many kinds. I enjoy sci-fi, Dungeons and Dragons, comics, and all things science. I deeply enjoy being outdoors and near water, especially the great lakes. Generally, you can find my personality somewhere in a Venn diagram of Mr. Rogers, LeVar Burton, A.O.C., Robin Williams, and Batman. In college I served on a volunteer maritime search and rescue team called EC-SAR, which really formed my identity and makes me comfortable in stressful situations.
I believe the teachings of Jesus are easy to learn & take a lifetime to refine in practice. I’m passionate about intersectional social justice as a spiritual discipline of equality, and truly believe that all people are blessed children of God. I’m a cis, hetero white male who tries to be aware of his privileges, is open to being corrected, and use my social presence to uplift the voices of those who get ignored. I ask a lot of questions, and I’m as interested in the why that is behind