Please reflect on your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community:
My involvement with congregation and diocese is as a part time Priest-in-Charge. Our congregation is engaged in community outreach in feeding and clothing ministries, and we are all hungry to grow in our knowledge and practice of Christian life and faith: we have robust worship and Bible study together. I participate in Ohio Council of Churches, Becoming Beloved Community, and my work at Wittenberg puts me in conversation with issues of race and intersectionality. In addition to congregation’s outreach, I am active at Wittenberg University, where I teach, and in Springfield where I live, including Equality Springfield (LGBTQ+ issues) and Global Education and Peace Network (interfaith issues).
Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?
I would like to serve the diocese and the Episcopal Church by being available as a delegate for the work of the church. TEC has a rhythm of mutual respect and consideration that in which we agree to follow guidelines for common life and worship, and to make changes through shared governance moderated through the General Convention. I think God is calling me to this ministry because I comfortable with this format of decision making, have a schedule that makes attending General Convention possible, and am committed to the church and its work in discerning how to follow Jesus in this difficult time in our church, nation, and world.