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. +
As the Covid pandemic continues, the members of our diocesan Public Health Task Force continue to meet and discuss ways to keep our communities safe, and pursue our mission in the name of Jesus Christ. We are grateful that our congregations have worked so hard on public health and safety issues for the nearly two […]
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Vista welcomed Bishop Susan Brown Snook for the first Bishop’s Visitation and Church Revival of the year. Each week Bishop Susan visits a church in the diocese. This year during the Bishop’s visit, each church is celebrating with a revival, filled with liturgical depth, testimony, prayer, and celebration—perfect for welcoming […]
The call came on a Saturday morning in mid-December. Something was horribly wrong at the migrant shelter in Mexicali, just across the Mexican border from Calexico, a border town very familiar to some of our Episcopal congregations. There was talk of an “orphan tragedy.” To many of those from the congregations of St. Margaret’s Episcopal […]