1618 King Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901       

Phone: 804.836.6418 | Email: | Website:


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY                                                                                              

Hospitable and skillful relationship-builder able to partner across diverse social sectors and cultural contexts

Spirited creative with a communication arts background and a natural proclivity for ideas and storytelling

Published writer—essays and op-eds, academic book reviews, creative nonfiction

Winsome communicator with effective presence in small or large groups

Seasoned manager adept at meeting planning, organizing, and facilitating

Strong mentor with mature leadership competencies 


15+ years’ experience in professional contexts involving interpersonal engagement, leadership development, and administration/management—Willamette University (Oregon); Clemson University (South Carolina); Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia)

6 years’ experience in nonprofit work, including: collaborating with diverse stakeholders; creating and presenting seminars; writing articles of various types or styles

10+ years’ experience as a published freelance writer—literary journals (South Carolina Review); magazines (Christianity Today); newspapers (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress); online journals

professional experience that spans wide-ranging institutional/organizational contexts as well as assorted social/cultural geographies (Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY                                                                     

Jan 2012—Current | Consultant, Program Coordinator, Writer                                        Peace Catalyst International

June 2009—July 2014 | Campus Minister & Student Center Director                                       Baptist General Association of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

May 2005—July 2008 | Pastor of Community Life                                                    Downtown Community Fellowship (Clemson, SC)

April 2000—Aug 2003 | Pastor of College Students & Young Adults                                Salem Alliance Church (Salem, OR)



4 years—News & Weather announcer, 90.3 WCDR (Cedarville, OH)

3 years—Public Address announcer for college athletics (baseball, softball) and high school athletics (football, basketball, baseball, field hockey)



Current—Front of House Manager | Farm Bell Kitchen (Charlottesville, VA)

2 years—Produce & Cheese Manager | Market Street Market (Charlottesville, VA)

2 years—Guest Services | Omni Hotels & Resorts (Richmond, VA)

2 years—Bartender & Server | Rent the Help (Richmond, VA)


INTERNATIONAL / CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE                                          

Christian missionPhilippines, 1991 & 1992; Ukraine, 1995; Mexico, 2006

Professional developmentUganda & Kenya, 2007; Oman, 2012; Thailand, 2014

Humanitarian serviceSouth Africa, 2010



May 2019 (anticipated) | D. Min., Global Christianity & Development                                      Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA)

May 1999 | M. Div.                                                                                                                Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL)

June 1994 | B.A. Broadcasting Communications                                                         Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH)