Ministry

I believe we each hold a piece of the puzzle. I wish to create ways for us to come together and share our respective pieces.

Much of my ministry as a unity hopeful is carried out at Holy Family Parish in Concord, MA, where I am pastoral associate. I minister wherever I feel there is an opportunity, however.

Spiritual Conversation

I’m a certified spiritual director. This simply means I’ve been trained to talk with people about God. These conversations aren’t “me telling you about God.” Quite the opposite. These conversations are “me asking you questions and looking, together with you, for God in your life.” Have questions? Good. I’d love to explore them with you. Contact me if you’re interested.

I also offer spiritual encouragement to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The Holy Family bereavement group meets every other Wednesday night.

Education

My background as an academic means I’m passionate about theology. I have a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America. I’ve read some beautiful work by some brilliant thinkers in the 2,000 year history of Christianity. I love to talk about them and teach about them. Check out my lecture series or upcoming events for more information, or invite me to speak at your place of worship or education.

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Faith Formation

Even though I trained as an academic, my passion is in helping form the spirit, and not just the mind. I believe they are meaningfully connected, which is why I can’t imagine doing one without the other. I chose to earn my ministry degree, an M.Div. from Boston University, because I knew my career would embody both theology and ministry.

One of my favorite parts of the week is my Tuesday night RCIA group, where the Spirit is alive and active and working among us. This group, designed for people interested in learning more about Christianity and the Catholic Church, focuses just as much on the stage of each heart than it does on conveying information.

I also enjoy leading retreats and would be glad to design one for you and your church, business, or university. Just contact me to discuss. Retreats almost always hinge on a theme or central question and offer participants an opportunity to slow down, consider it, and build community while doing so.

Sometimes the best encounters with the sacred come not as a formal lecture or retreat, but instead accidentally or during what seems like a vacation or party. This is my philosophy behind the way I run my VBS program. It’s only disguised as a children’s program; in fact, teens and adults sometimes report just as much fun, spiritual nourishment, and edification as the kids (and often more!) I tell everyone: it’s the best week you’ll have all summer! And for myself, it’s true.

Curriculum Vitae

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