Hello friends! I am a hopeful cynic, a neighborhood enthusiast, a Disciples of Christ pastor, a husband, and constantly stumbling after justice, particularly at the intersections of poverty and the church. I am a native of the Northwest, and am currently living in Everett, WA, where, along with my wife Rebecca, where I am the director of Our Common Ground, a community walking with our neighbors experiencing poverty, addiction, and mental (un)health. I also serve as the pastor at Queen Anne Christian Church, a multi-generational, vibrant, open and affirming church in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Prior to moving to Washington, I served as a pastor with HOMEpdx, a church community in Downtown Portland, OR, made up primarily of those who live on the streets, where we sought to build friendship and community with those living outside. I am passionate about finding ways to help the church better love its neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness. In spite of being hurt and burned out by this whole church thing at various times, I keep finding myself back following Jesus, asking how I might live out the love and justice of God in my neighborhood and community. I have an MA in theological studies from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. In my free time I love to read, get away to the woods to hike and fly fish, and eat good food which I occasionally cook myself. I am married to the wonderful Rebecca, who is the lead pastor at Welcome Table Christian Church in Seattle. We have an amazing and spunky daughter named Liv, who is the coolest person ever, and keeps my on my toes every day. We are also expecting our second kid in July. And we have a cat named Pluto who is cool but also kind of a punk.
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