I work at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN, where I am manager of member content development. That means I write and edit for UMC.org and host a podcast called Get Your Spirit in Shape.
I grew up on the Jersey Shore, home of boardwalks, beaches, and Kohr’s orange and vanilla swirl ice cream cones. I then lived in Colorado for 10 years, enjoying the mountains and snow, but never learned to ski or snowboard.
Before moving to Nashville, I served on church staffs in New Jersey and Colorado, focusing on youth and worship ministries. I am a Deacon in The United Methodist Church.
I have been happily married since 1991, and have two great kids. My wife works for the YWCA of Nashville as the Coordinator of the Family Literacy Center. Our son is a talented musician studying music therapy at Seattle Pacific University. Our daughter is an aspiring actress/writer/director in high school.
Because I believe life is too short to read bad books, I try to stick with authors who nourish and challenge me. In my work, I read a lot of John Wesley, but I have also been shaped by the likes of NT Wright, Donald Miller, Rob Bell, Leonard Sweet, Marcus Borg, Henri Nouwen, Brian McLaren, Anne Lamott and others.
If you talk to me long enough, I’m likely to bring up something interesting I heard on a podcast. Oh, and I probably know more about The Simpsons than you (that was almost cool when I was a youth pastor in the 90s).
Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, Monument CO. Youth and worship pastor from 2005 through 2014.
Middletown United Methodist Church, Middletown NJ. Youth and worship pastor from 1995 through 2004.
West Creek & Warren Grove United Methodist Churches, NJ. Pastor from 1989 to 2004.
Proclaim Sermons, Contributor
Growing in Discipleship, Writer of daily devotions for congregation at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church
I also have two blogs posted at Seedbed.com.