ABOUT

I've been blogging an assortment of rants, reflections and randomness, but mostly about the missional church, since 2001. You can find me elsewhere online at: AnchorFacebookGoogle+InstagramMediumSnapchatTumblrTwitter and YouTube.

I studied urban ministry at Hesston College and received a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. My work in establishing missional communities has been profiled in books such as Jim and Casper Go To ChurchStreet CrossersEmerging Churches and Emerging Worship.

I served on the staff of a church plant in San Diego before my wife Brooke and I partnered with others to start missional communitiesChristian communities that exist for those who cannot, or will not, participate in a traditional church. After starting several communities, serving on the staff of two churches and consulting several others as they planted new faith communities in Southern California, our family moved to Washington, DC where I served the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. From conservative evangelical roots, I found myself becoming an informalyet sacramental, anabaptistic Anglican. We became members of the Episcopal Church during our time in DC. You can read more about that journey here.

My family and I now live in Houston where I work for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas starting missional communities and training and coaching others as they do the same. Additionally, I have the privilege of teaching at the Iona School for Ministry.

Originally from San Diego, my wife and I are high school sweethearts that have three amazing kids. I love a good record, a good book and a good cup of coffee.

You can find my resume on LinkedIn and samples of my speaking on SoundCloud and YouTube.