I am priest-in-charge of Trinity Episcopal Church in Red Bank, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was nurtured spiritually at St. John’s Cathedral and St. Mark’s on-the-Mesa. As an undergraduate at the University of Delaware, I majored in English with a minor in Jewish studies. While in college, I discerned a call to ministry in the context of a non-denominational campus Bible study and the Episcopal summer camp in Santa Fe. I attended Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and wrote a master’s thesis on St. Augustine’s and Karl Barth’s theological aesthetics of music. In 2008, I was ordained a deacon and received a call to serve as curate at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City where I was also ordained priest in 2009. In 2013, I was called to serve as priest-in-charge of Trinity Church.
I am passionately committed to traditional Anglican worship and liturgy, with a particular respect for the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the ways in which this tradition expresses our Catholic and Reformed heritage. I also believe in the power of primary texts to inspire and grip the imagination, in a way that secondary texts rarely can. My own studies are organized around this principle, as is my teaching at Trinity Church.