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I was born in West Virginia and raised in South Central Pa. Starting in college, I worked with youth first in a church and then for five years with a para-church ministry.  Since graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary,  I have pastored churches in Texas, New Jersey, suburban Philadelphia, and currently in Vermont.  I have also been active in consulting with non-profits and churches around issues of redevelopment, fund raising, and church revitalization.  I am a doctoral candidate at Drew University and have taught seminary classes in Church History, Biblical Studies, and Practical Theology at three different seminaries.   I have spent many years  in interfaith work,  including as a member of the national Jewish-Presbyterian dialogue team,  a fellow with the Christian Leadership Initiative of AJC & Shalom Hartman Institute, and a Lilly funded interfaith dialogue around values.   I am currently the Pastor of The First Congregational Church of Manchester Vermont.