As Rector, I travelled a circuitous route that led me here to St. Stephen’s in the fall of 2012. Originally from Virginia, I spent his childhood outside of Washington, D.C. before moving to northern Wisconsin, where I attended Northland College and studied environmental sciences and religion. After college, I moved to Chicago to attend Chicago Theological Seminary, where I received my Master of Divinity before being ordained and moving to Connecticut.
I live in Andover, CT with my partner, the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Pastor of Storrs Congregational Church, and our two pets, a cat named Demon and an energetic beagle named Daniel. When I’m not at St. Stephen’s, I enjoy going on hikes with Daniel, amateur astronomy, and watching bad sci-fi movies.
While you are likely to run into me if you drop by the church on Tuesdays or Thursdays, you may also see me around town at a Local Prevention Council meeting, walking Daniel through East Haddam Village, at various town functions, or simply enjoying one of our coffee shops. In addition to my work at St. Stephen’s, I serve as the Secretary of Convention for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and also do consulting work with Episcopal churches in long-term transitions.
This summer, I will be taking a sabbatical. I am excited to share my plans for my time away and look forward to reconnecting with everyone when I return on September 4.