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.