I am a ponderer – of life, faith, film, and everything in between. I seek God in holy places and in unexpected places.  The foundation of my faith and theology is Love God and Love Each Other.  For about 18 years, I have built on that foundation as I have worked in churches in children  and youth ministry, where I value connecting the church to the world through service and mission. I have been the keynote speaker a number of youth ministry events .

I am an ordained deacon in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently serving as the Associate Minister of Youth and Education at Peakland United Methodist in Lynchburg. I have an Associate’s in Early Childhood Development from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies from Randolph-Macon College, and a Master’s in Christian Education from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. I live in Lynchburg with my wife Megan, our greyhound Roux, and our daughter, Baby J.