I’m a Pittsburgh native with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries (’10) and a Master of Arts in Higher Education (’13), both from Geneva College, as well as a Master of Divinity (’14) from Trinity School for Ministry. I have a vision for urban church planting, engaging college campuses with the Gospel, and seeing that replicated anywhere and everywhere.
I grew up in a non-denominational church, went with my family to New Day Assembly and was blessed to be under the care of Pastor Jeff Marshall while there. After a sojourn in Sovereign Grace Ministries, I became an active part of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church from the time it was first planted in September 2009, under the leadership of its founding vicar, the Rev. Mike McGhee, until January 2014. I was confirmed into the Anglican Church there on February 19, 2012.
In the fall of 2013, I moved to Ambridge. I am presently pastor and church planter of the Village Church, a mission of Church of the Savior under the oversight of the Rev. Dr. Dennett Buettner. On June 11, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Church, I was ordained a Deacon by the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Seventh Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America. On February 4, 2017 at Church of the Savior, I was ordained a Priest by the Rt. Rev. James L. Hobby, Jr., Eighth Bishop of Pittsburgh. In April 2018, I was appointed Canon for Liturgy in the Missional Community of St. Patrick by the Rt. Rev. Justin Meier, Missionary Bishop of the Province of the Holy Spirit, where I serve in partnership while remaining submitted to Bishop Hobby in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.
As a student, my studies have ranged from biblical studies, church history/theology and languages to sociology, pop culture, and student development. I’m interested in preaching, discipleship, equipping leaders, liturgical theology, and, above all, the announcement of God’s absurd love and radical forgiveness.