As the chaplain, I am called to serve the current student body in addition to alumni, faculty, staff, and prospective students. I act as a spiritual facilitator for people of all faith backgrounds, offering a confidential ear, and providing support to the whole Alma College community. Through regular on campus worship services, interfaith dialogue, and activities meant to support spiritual growth, I help meet the religious needs people from a variety of traditions, cultures, and religious identities.
Ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2007, I previously served as the senior pastor for The Peoples Church of East Lansing (2011-2018), pastor for Church in the Hills in Bellaire, MI (2007-2011) and chaplain to the East Lansing Police Department (2014-2018) and Hospice of NW Michigan (2009-2011).
REL 231 / COM 231 - Homiletics (Offered every winter semester)
Director of Pre-Ministry Cohort
My career at Alma began in
I help students by
Doctor of Ministry in Reformed Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/University of Aberdeen, UK (2018)
Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, Alma College (2001)
Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising, Lake Institute, IUPUI (2016)
Transitional Ministry Education, Midwest Initiative for Leading Transition (2019)