I live in Portland, Oregon.
I am an innovator and theologian currently pastoring a church with the United Methodist (UMC).
Vermont Hills is my church and I love the work that we do there.
I’m wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology. I am writing a critical race theory about diversity in denominational leadership.
I grew up a Billy Graham-style evangelical but was for too interested in theological exploration and had to migrate about 12 years ago. I have pastored 4 churches in 3 different denominations and I am a podcaster.
I did my PhD work at Claremont School of Theology. I was a visiting professor at my former seminary last year. Then I took on a small congregation in Portland and experimented with a hybrid model of ecclesiology (interactive church) that I had cooked up when I was in Los Angeles where I helped start the Loft LA.
Visit the church website: Vermont Hills UMC
Visit the podcast website: Peacing It All Together
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