I am the pastor of Trinity Church. My role is to offer comfort and advice from the Bible, lead worship, and teach the Christian faith. I grew up in Indiana, and church wasn’t part of my life until I was a teenager. I simply woke up one day and decided I was going to church; I’ve been going ever since. I wanted to become a priest because I wanted to preach the good news that Jesus is alive and offers salvation freely to all who believe.
I went to Purdue University and worked as a bookseller and adolescent case manager before going to Boston College to study theology. I was ordained a deacon in Boston, Massachusetts, and I will be ordained a priest in December of 2016. This is my first call as an ordained minister of the Episcopal Church, which brought my family and me to Jacksonville from Boston in August 2016.
Besides being the pastor of Trinity church, I am a husband and father. My wife Leah and I married in Boston in 2013. Our son Abraham was born in December 2014, and our son Jude was born in February 2017. Leah is a social worker in Springfield and a cradle Episcopalian.