I am a Pastor of nearly three decades who enjoys encouraging and challenging people with conversations of faith. I desire to create a space where you can seek spiritual direction and clarity.
My education spans varying cultures and contexts with an undergrad from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters from Southwestern Seminary in Texas, and a doctoral degree in spiritual formation from Northern Seminary in Illinois where I studied with Ruth Haley Barton. My spiritual direction certification was completed in 2023 from George Fox University in Oregon.
My wife Mary Jo founded the non-profit ministry, Confident Christianity where I serve as the Executive Director. Additionally, she and I engage culturally relevant topics on our Patreon page, “The Pastor and The Professor.“
A proud member of the indigenous Choctaw Tribe and a veteran of the US Air Force, I find great joy in honoring people, nature, country, and most of all my God who sustains and loves me.
For fun, Mary Jo and I jump at any chance to go on a hike, take in ocean and mountain views, as well as hang out with our daughter Emily and her new husband Josh. Our visits to the Middle East, the UK, as well as New Zealand and Australia, highlight some of our favorite adventures. Our affinity with all things LOTR and Star Wars, dictate much of our conversation. An avid punner, I enjoy dad-joking with the best of them.
Spiritual Direction Values I hold:
- Sacred space
- Honesty with self and others
- Desire for things that have meaning
Reconnecting with nature on Mount Rainier, Washington 2022