As the Associate Rector, I have an opportunity to focus particularly on developing and supporting ministry with our children, our families, our youth, our young adults, and our local college students. All of the people in these stages of life face very important decisions and choices about how to grow in Christ – as well as just finding meaning and balance in life. I’m honored to be part of that journey with them, as well as part of Trinity’s regular team of clergy, providing pastoral care, worship leadership, preaching and teaching for all God’s people.
I have long felt a strong sense of calling to the work of formation and education in particular. Assisting parents with resources to raise their children in the faith as well as offering to youth opportunities to claim their own faith are central to my work at Trinity. Additionally, it is a great joy to minister with young adults starting out, and with students at TCU and other local schools. In fact, my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy was earned at Texas Christian University in 1991 and I was a participant in Trinity’s campus ministry at that time. In 1995, I completed seminary, earning a Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. I was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Northwest Texas by Bishop Sam Hulsey that same year and as a Priest by Bishop Bertram Herlong in Tennessee in 1996.
I served St. Paul’s in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from 1995-1999 as Assistant to the Rector and then served St. James’ in Fremont, Nebraska as Rector from 1999-2002. In 2002 I relocated to New York City and began graduate studies at the General Theological Seminary. I earned the Master of Sacred Theology degree in 2003 and the Doctor of Theology degree in 2012, both in the fields of Liturgical Theology and Systematic Theology. While in graduate school, I served as Priest-in-Charge of Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe, New York from 2003-2004 and worked through my school, helping to manage their chapel and also to provide teaching and tutoring to seminarians as well as working as a supply priest in the Dioceses of New York, Newark, New Jersey and Long Island.
From 2006-2008, I joined the staff of Christ Church in Columbia, Maryland, as Associate Rector for Formation while continuing my studies long distance. In 2009, I was called as the second Rector of Saint Anne in DeSoto, Texas, in the Diocese of Dallas, and returned (at last) to Texas to serve that congregation.
In 2013, I answered the call to serve Trinity as Associate Rector. I currently serve in the Diocese of Fort Worth on the Commission on Ministry, on the Worship and Music Committee, the Executive Council of the Diocese, and as a member of the Board of Examining Chaplains. I am a member of the American Academy of Religion, of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the North American Associate of the Catechumenate. I teach as an adjunct instructor at Brite Divinity School and also in the Stanton Center School for Ministry in the Diocese of Dallas. My oldest son, Aidan, is in college at the University of Texas in Arlington, and his brother, Benjamin, is attending Texas Christian University. My daughter, Macrina, is a student at R.L. Paschal High School. Our family enjoys playing games, reading, and not only attending but performing and producing theater. We share our home with three cats and many books.