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. In my time as a curate, in addition to the usual duties of parish ministry, I assisted with leading Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech, I was the chaplain for the Aidan Community, served on Executive board as a clergy representative for the New River Valley convocation, and served as supply clergy throughout the diocese of Southwestern Virginia. In the Summer of 2021 I was kept on at Christ Church and was promoted to Associate Rector. I led several projects within the parish such as designing and setting up the service livestream, updated other parts of the technical and administrative infrastructure, and served as a volunteer on the Diocesan Tech Team, travelling throughout the diocese to provide consultation and assistance to churches getting started with livestreaming.
In the Summer of 2022 I was called as Interim Rector at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg Virginia, where I currently serve.