I recently joined LeTourneau University after working on my doctorate in St Andrews, Scotland. I have bachelor degrees in marketing and finance from Cedarville University, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and I am currently finishing a Ph.D. in theology at the University of St Andrews. I also have ministry experience in a variety of contexts. I worked for several years in The Navigators Campus Ministry at the University of Vermont and the University of Dayton. I served in pastoral ministry in Presbyterian and Methodist churches in North Carolina and in a nondenominational church in the Midwest. Currently, I am a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA). My wife, Amy, and daughter, Hazel, and I live in Longview.
My research and teaching work arises out of his belief that theology is performed in service of the church and its mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a theologian and teacher, I want to challenge students to wrestle with the claims that the Christian gospel makes on every aspect of their lives. I try to help students develop a theological imagination—a habit of mind shaped by Scripture, theology, and Christian practices—in order to live faithfully.