More about me and this blog

 So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot. 5-10Then God’s Message came to me: “Can’t I do just as this potter does?” God’s Decree! “Watch this potter. In the same way that this potter works his clay, I work on you…”

Jeremiah 18:3-6, The Message

As I consider my faith journey, I resonate deeply with this passage from Jeremiah.  God is, indeed, “working on me.”  God is continually forming (saving)  me by grace through faith (see Ephesians 2:8).   This blog is a place for me to document how God is challenging and in-forming me by grace through faith.  I am in-formation and invite you on the journey with me.

I first discerned my call to full-time ministry in High School after preaching a sermon for my home church, First United Methodist Church (Mt. Vernon, IN).  After the service was over, two women approached and said, “Son, you have quite a call.”  Their words have sparked a continual life of discernment (and formation) as I try to live into God’s call in my life.  I received my A.B. in Religion (with a Math and Classics double-minor) from Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN) and my M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA).  I am an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, currently serving in the New England Annual Conference.

My wife Chandra is also called to ministry.  She holds a Masters of Theological Studies from Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA).  She is currently living her call as a writer, educator, and child-care provider.


The thoughts expressed in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of the United Methodist Church or any of the churches I am currently or have previously been affiliated with.