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. +
In 1973 St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chula Vista hired a teenager as their organist. This year marks fifty years of faithful service and beautiful music by Cheryl Seppala! She […]
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The tradition of blessing animals can be traced back 800 years to Saint Francis of Assisi. His pioneering act of blessing animals highlighted the intrinsic connection between humans and all […]