I have been serving in campus ministry with Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) at Penn State Berks since June, 2005. In 2016 I took on the role of Staff Development Coordinator for CSFPA, which means I provide coaching and additional training for our campus ministers around the state. I also recently contributed a chapter to the book Intercultural Ministry, titled “Intercultural Ministry on a University Campus.”
I graduated from Penn State University and Lincoln Christian Seminary. Lincoln Christian Seminary is part of the Christian Church/Church of Christ, a family of churches whose distinctive is to seek Christian unity (i.e. to be Christians only…of course, not the only Christians). While serving as a youth minister during seminary, I was ordained in this family of churches. CSF is affiliated with this heritage. I grew up in the Evangelical Congregational (EC) Church, a denomination that grew out of Methodists and the Holiness Movement. Until I left for college, this denomination was my greatest spiritual influence. Upon entering campus ministry I was commissioned as a missionary in the EC Church. Both of these traditions have shaped me and I am proud of my affiliation with each and their continued support of my ministry. You can learn more about these groups by following the links on the right side of the page.
My awesome wife is Emily! We have been married since March 25, 2006. She is my best friend in the whole world and being able to share life with her is my greatest blessing. She teaches at Wilson High School. We have two children – Junia and Elijah. We also have an American Eskimo dog named Skippy.
What do I blog about? You can see by looking at the page links, but mostly reviews of books I read, thoughts on campus ministry related things, my adventures in cooking (I love to cook!), dad stuff and more.