I was born and raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. After graduating high school I attended The University of the South (Also known as Sewanee) and graduated with a BA in Philosophy in the spring 2014. I began seminary in the fall of that same year at the University of the South School of Theology.
During my time in seminary I spent the summer of 2015 completing a Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain course in Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Oak Ridge, Illinois). As a student chaplain I worked primarily in Hospice Care, Medical Detox, Respiratory, and Emergency Room Services. I discovered a love for working in recovery ministries, and for the 2015-2016 academic year I worked as an Episcopal Service Corps. lay chaplain for Covenant Community Inc, a non-profit drug/alcohol recovery home in Atlanta. I returned to seminary in 2016, and after I was ordained a Transitional Deacon on December 16, 2017, I volunteered with a few friends to assist leading Sunday Services for the several Southeast Tennessee Episcopal Ministries (STEM) churches surrounding Sewanee.
After graduating with a Master of Divinity from seminary I was ordained to the priesthood on June 30, 2018 and began working as an Associate Rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Collierville Tennessee. I assisted the Rector in all duties, such as celebrating the Eucharist, presiding at various liturgical services, organizing/training volunteers for ministry, lead children’s chapel services, pastoral care visits, and other duties. I also wrote and lead a weekly adult education course surveying church history.
In the Summer of 2019, I began working as a Curate at Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg. I continue to assist the rector in all duties, as well as serve as supply clergy for smaller and remote parishes in the Diocese of Southwestern VA.