Printing tool Download PDF

Experience

Mar 2019Present

Rector & Pastor

The Churches of the Holy Apostles & St. Stephen

    • Pastoring a time of radical transformation for members of several congregations that have come together to make up a newly partnered community of Episcopalians and Lutherans.

    • Administering the complex process of combining the finances and logistics of multiple organizations, and satisfying the ecclesial needs of two traditions without getting bogged down.

    • Guiding the discernment of identity and missional core in a new community that will guide evangelism, community engagement, and stewardship.

    • Identifying funding sources and creative resourcing to staff-up for a time of transition and growth. Coaching lay leaders responding to a sudden doubling of numbers.

    • Creating liturgies that satisfy the hearts of two traditions while being relatable and approachable to newcomers.

    Dec 2015Present

    Rector

    The Church of the Holy Apostles, Arbutus MD

    • Worked with church leadership to acknowledge and respond to long-standing sustainability challenges in the congregation, and execute strategies to overcome those challenges.

    • Led a process of defining and celebrating the charisms of the community, drilling down on the core mission of the congregation, and developing both communications and stewardship strategies to include and inspire the entire congregation through a period of transformative change.

    • Recruited and provided resources and counsel to leaders who redeveloped what became a thriving youth group, women’s study and fellowship, weekend food for hungry children outreach, and children’s Sunday morning programs.

    Aug 2017Present

    Adjunct Faculty

    Wesley Theological Seminary

    • Facilitated reflective colloquy for seminarian interns and student pastors in the UMC

    • Acted as a liaison between the seminary, seminarians / student pastors, and field placements

    • Provided personal counsel to persons in ordination process

    • Instructed students in the development of case studies for personal and group assessment of applied theological and skill-based instruction in real-world settings.

    Jul 2016Present

    Chaplain

    Episcopal Service Corps Maryland

    • Provided pastoral care as needed for participants in the ESC Maryland program, both individually and as a community.

    • Designed and executed reflection workshops on a number of topics, including communication style awareness and conflict resolution.

    • Recruited external resources to help enrich the program and troubleshoot ongoing challenges.

    Mar 2014Nov 2015

    Priest-in-Charge

    The Church of the Redemption, Baltimore MD

    • Increased average weekly attendance by 24% 2014 over 2013.

    • Leveraged church resources to increase projected 2015 revenue by 27% over 2014.

    • Built a newcomer focused weeknight alternative Eucharist w/fellowship and study.

    • Provided pastoral care and redevelopment guidance to a family-size congregation in a rapidly changing urban community.

    • Developed web, social media, and direct-mail marketing campaigns.

    Jan 2009Apr 2014

    Paramedic / Preceptor

    Baltimore County Fire Department

    • Supervised and performed medical care responding to residential and industrial emergencies.

    • Lectured for undergraduate-level paramedic training courses in pathology, physiology, pharmacology, emergency management, and self-care.

    • Trained students in the field, engaging a variety of learning styles with mentorship that emphasized character and professionalism.

    Aug 2008Jun 2011

    Youth Minister

    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore MD

    • Developed a comprehensive formation program for grades 6-12.

    • Planned and supervised special events and outreach opportunities for youth group.

    • Recruited, trained, and maintained a corps of adult volunteers.

    • Created a unique confirmation program for ages 14 and up.

    • Designed and maintained the parish website.

    • Assisted in development of newcomer and young adult (20s and 30s) community.

    Sep 2008Jan 2009

    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Transport Medic

    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    • Worked in a team to plan and execute transport of critical, emergency, and high risk pediatric patients.

    • Maintained and kept inventory of equipment

    • Performed advanced life support and critical care skills on a wide range of cases in prehospital and hospital settings.

    Sep 2006Apr 2007

    Casual On-Call Chaplain and Chaplaincy Intern

    University Health Network, Toronto

    • Provided Spiritual Care to patients and staff in a healthcare system encompassing three major hospitals in the culturally diverse area of downtown Toronto.

    • Researched a wide array of religious and cultural norms and values in the context of a medical setting and advised staff on how to proceed.

    • Acted as a liaison between patients, families, and medical professionals, ensuring that patients could make informed decisions and have their desires respected.

    Jul 2005Aug 2006

    Special Needs Counselor and Health Officer

    Sherman Lake YMCA

    • Provided one-on-one care of mentally and physically challenged children involved in camp experience with a focus on personal growth and community participation.

    • Provided for first aid and pharmaceutical distribution for all campers.

    Aug 2002May 2003

    Association Director

    Associated Students of Michigan State University

    • Supervised operations for one of the nation’s largest Student Governments, administrating an annual budget in excess of a million dollars.

    • Led a staff of twenty plus employees in departments including diversity education, government affairs (primarily state level lobbying), legal aid, marketing, outreach, constituent assistance, finance, logistics, and others.

    • Spearheaded organizational restructuring leading to greater efficiency and organizational responsiveness.

    Aug 2000May 2003

    Mentor (RA), Program Specialist, and Activities Coordinator

    Michigan State University

    • Advanced through several positions within a residential, arts-focused, honors program.

    • Responsibilities centered on student leadership development and service-learning.

    • Administrated student-run extracurricular groups.

    • Planned and executed service-based “Alternative Spring Break” trips.

    Jun 2001Aug 2002

    Producer

    Gull Lake Summer Theatre, Richland MI

    • Built from the ground up a not-for-profit theater program to engage youth in the arts.

    • Age range of fifteen to twenty-five connected at-risk high school students with developing professionals in the field.

    • Oversaw budgeting and financing of productions, play selection, staffing, supervised artistic direction, supervision of youth participants, and marketing.

    Education

    Aug 2004May 2007

    Master of Divinity

    Trinity College in the University of Toronto

    Multidisciplinary course of study with a personal emphasis on counseling, pastoral care, and ethics. Highlights included a study abroad in Nicaragua focusing on third world solidarity, internships focusing on youth development, homeless outreach, and ecumenical worship leadership.

    Aug 1999Aug 2003

    Bachelor of Arts

    Michigan State University

    Major in Psychology, minors (cognates) in history and political science. Extracurricular activities resulted in paid positions supervising student activity groups within the Residential Option in Arts & Letters program, and overseeing operations of the student government.

    Sep 2007Jun 2008

    Paramedic Program

    Kellogg Community College

    Intensive program completing requirements for certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic

    Conferences, Community Leadership, and Continuing Education

    • Diocese of Maryland Congregational Vitality Cohort | 2018 - Present
    • College for Congregational Development, Diocese of Olympia | 2018 - 2019
    • Union of Black Episcopalians | Maryland Chapter | 2018 - Present
    • Episcopal Church Foundation / Lilly Endowment "Boot Camp" | 2016 - 2017
    • Diocese of Maryland Diocesan Youth Advisory Council | 2016 - Present
    • Diocese of Maryland Diocesan Council | 2016 - 2019
    • Diocese of Maryland Compensation and Benefits Committee | 2015 - Present
    • Buildings for a New Tomorrow Symposium | Episcopal Church Building Fund | 2014 & 2015
    • Diocesan Transition Committee for Election of Suffragan Bishop | 2014
    • Seeing the Face of God in Each Other | Diocese of Maryland | 2014
    • Safeguarding God's Children | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
    • Breaking the Silence Anti-Domestic Violence | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
    • Instructor I | Baltimore County Fire Department | 2013
    • Episcopal Youth Event (as adult leader) | 2008
    • Toronto School of Theology Ecumenical Worship Committee | 2004-2006
    • Canadian Theological Students Association | 2005
    • Trinity College Corporation (student and faculty governance) | 2004-2007
    • Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention | Lakeside for Children  | 2004
    • Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention | Lakeside for Children | 2004
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard | Michigan State University | 2002
    • The American Campus and Alcohol Conference | Ad Council | 2000