Who am I?
I am currently an Interim Minister in Houston, Texas. In June 2013, I will be a Chaplain at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Other than that I am the oldest (and only boy) of three, a baseball fan and lover of movies. I started dating my wife when we were 16; we have two children, a three year old girl and a one year old son.
I grew up in Longview, Texas. I attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas majoring in Kinesiology. My career aspiration was to be a Physical Therapist. That changed the summer between my Junior and Senior year. I had been working at a clinic and one day I came to the realization that I disliked what I was doing and I was being fulfilled. I started getting more involved with my church (on the advice of my wife) and I fell in love with ministry.
I attended Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky where I obtained my Masters in Divinity. I was ordained May 15, 2009 at Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nicholasville, Kentucky. After seminary I worked at Hospice of the Bluegrass as a chaplain until I was called to my first church in Orange, Texas.
My theology is one that is centered in the notion of God’s radical love, grace, acceptance, redemption and inclusivity. These same elements of God’s nature can bleed over into being a parent.
I believe that being a parent is one of the greatest blessings and challenges one can ever face. Because of this I believe that the work of Radical Parents is so important. Parents need to be encouraged, uplifted and given the tools, resources and guidance to help them navigate life as a parent.
I stumbled upon Radical Parents because of a little letter I sent to a big underwear company. (link) I was honored when they asked me to be a contributor for them. I look forward to sharing my insights, thoughts and reflections with you.