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)
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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)