Please reflect on your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community:
For the past nine years, I have served as executive director of Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church with offices in Cincinnati. I am an occasional preacher, celebrant, and teacher in a couple of local congregations. In our diocese, I have served on the Commission on Ministry, and I now serve as an Examining Chaplain. I will again serve as a Deputy from our diocese to the General Convention when it is next held. At the moment, I am filling an unexpired term on Standing Committee. With each of these opportunities, I have enjoyed serving with siblings in Christ as together we discern how God is calling our church to act and to respond to the world’s needs.
Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?
As our beloved Episcopal Church seeks to find its way in this transitional time, leadership is ever more challenging. Were I elected to the Standing Committee, I would continue to work with and support our bishop as we navigate a time in which our church and our world are undergoing rapid change. My experience with Forward Movement in the wider church — traveling constantly and working with dioceses and congregations across the country — could provide successful tactics and strategies that might work in our context. My hope is that we never lose sight of the church’s role as a community of disciples of Jesus Christ, always growing in our spiritual journey and proclaiming Good News.