My Background and Education


My faith tradition is grounded in the reformed Christian tradition

and I am also conversant and comfortable in all faith traditions. 

 I received my M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary

and have served pastorates in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.

I currently divide my time between work as a chaplain at Hospice of the Piedmont and

First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. 

I completed my Studies in the art of Spiritual Direction with the Shalem Institute. 

In 2010 and was further certified through them in 2013 to offer group spiritual direction. 

In 2019 I completed certification through SFTS in Supervision of Spiritual Directors.

My great love is spiritual formation and especially spiritual direction.

I served as the Associate Director of the Spiritual Formation Program

at Columbia Theological Seminary for several years

and now serve as an instructor in both  their Certificate in Spiritual Formation

and Certificate in Spiritual Direction programs.  

I am the Co- Author of What is Your Practice: Lifelong Growth in the Spirit along with Dr. Norvene Vest.