I was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1998 after graduating from Yale Divinity School. After pastorates in New Hampshire and Connecticut, my family and I moved to Middlebury, where I have served as pastor since 2009. I especially enjoy leading worship and weekly Youth Group meetings, working collaboratively with a gifted team of colleagues and lay leaders, and caring for the members and friends of this church. Being with people is where pastoral ministry begins, and I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and learn and serve and pray alongside the people here. Beyond the walls of the church, I have served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Conference (UCC), coached youth lacrosse, and taught courses at Middlebury College, where I currently serve as an affiliate chaplain. I like to read and write, walk in the woods, and play the drums in a local band, but my spouse Gwen and our three daughters are my heart’s home.