As a pastor I have a passion for taking the ancient traditions that we love and cherish and making them relevant to the people we serve today. As a shepherd I consider it a privilege and responsibility to provide pastoral care to everyone in the church, motivating those who are willing to pursue and go forward, not leaving anyone behind, even those who struggle with change. I look forward to life with St. Alban’s, discovering new ways to be the body of Christ and grow as a congregation.
My wife, Naomi, and I are excited about being in the Diocese of San Diego, connecting with friends and relatives in the area (our three Michigan-raised kids are confirmed southern Californians!), and working with all of my fellow clergy members. I’ve been following the work of this diocese for years, and can say from my heart it’s a privilege to be associated with you all. +
Most everyone in the San Diego area knows the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fi,” always faithful. Some know the Coast Guard motto: “Semper Paratus,” always prepared. From my experience as a deacon, I suggest that the motto for the diaconate should be: “Semper Gumbi,” always flexible. What I thought I would do as a deacon […]
Though the subtitle is tongue in cheek, one of the concepts we learn in Cursillo to help maintain our spiritual life in Christ is summed up in those three words: Piety, Study, and Action. The simple activity of reading the Bible daily to another person has strengthened me in those three disciplines. It has impacted […]
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego gathered at St. Bartholomew’s in Poway for the 49th Diocesan Convention Saturday, November 11. The joy of coming together IN-PERSON for the first time in three years was seen on every smiling face and in every conversation. During Opening Eucharist, Bishop Susan recalls the ups and downs of the […]