After thirty-one years of ordained ministry, I retired from full-time ministry in June 2022. I am excited to continue offering my service during retirement at Christ Church.
I grew up in Iowa and went to college in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After an eight-year career in banking I went to seminary in Alexandria, Virginia and was ordained in 1991. After a three-year curacy my wife and I started a church in a bedroom community of Oklahoma City with ten people in our living room. I then served as the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview for fourteen years before serving as the school chaplain at All Saints Episcopal School for five years. My wife retired in June 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer for Trinity School of Texas in Longview. We have two daughters and four grandchildren.
In the summer of 2012, while on sabbatical, I walked 500 miles across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago Compostela. Pilgrimage is a significant part of my spiritual life and this trip was one of the top highlights of my life. I have made Christian pilgrimages to the following destinations: Jerusalem, Rome, Canterbury and Mt. Athos (the spiritual center of Eastern Orthodoxy). I hope to walk a path of Celtic Christian pilgrimage in the near future walking from Iona, Scotland to Holy Isle in Lindisfarne, England.