Check out the opening post of the blog for the more interesting “who am I” stuff! But here are the facts and figures…
Now starting my third year at Coraopolis United Methodist Church, I am an ordained elder in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. I hold a Master of Arts in Theology & Ethics from Loyala University Chicago (2012), a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary (2005) and a B.A. from Grove City College (2000).
Prior to my appointment at Coraopolis UMC, I served as Congregational Development Coordinator for the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. My duties there included leading church health training workshops, communicating the congregational development goals of the Annual Conference to local churches, and providing administrative support for new church starts. I have also served as a chaplain at Interfaith House, a respite facility for ill or injured homeless adults located on Chicago’s west side; and as a houseparent at All God’s Children, a residential home for pregnant and parenting teenage girls located in Nicholasville, KY.
I am married to Rob, a patent attorney and corporate litigator. We have two children, Joseph and Grace. (Okay, these three are the most interesting part of the “who am I” stuff. But I’ll allow them to speak for themselves if and when they wish.)