I am originally from Kokomo, Indiana and grew up attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kokomo. While in Indiana I began a career in public safety. Over ten years I worked as a communications officer, reserve deputy sheriff, emergency management police officer, emergency operations center staff member, and as an academy instructor. I left Indiana in 2006 to attend graduate school at the University of Mississippi and earned my masters in criminal justice and homeland security operations. Following grad school, I was offered the position of Emergency Preparedness Manager at the ARRL in Newington, CT. I have been in this position since 2010. I have attended Saint John’s, West Hartford, since 2013.
Despite a long career in public safety I have always felt a call to ministry and have strived to live out my Baptismal covenant in my professional and personal life. As a cradle Episcopalian, I’ve been involved in many areas of Church life – youth ministry, lay reader, Eucharistic minister, vestry, adult formation, community ministry, small group Bible study, Cursillo, and disaster response ministry.
My wife, Kate, and I just moved to Colchester in March of this year. Kate is the librarian at Washington Middle School in Meriden. We have “fuzzy” kids – our 8-month-old Coon Hound mix Carter and our cat Macy.
I look forward to joining the St. Stephen’s community! I have visited a couple times over the last few months and have enjoyed the worship experience. I am thankful to Adam and the folks of St. Stephen’s for taking me on as an intern and helping me grow as I prepare for ordained ministry.