Below is a “video Christmas card” from my family to yours this blessed season. Our prayer is that you know peace and joy in ways that inspire you to be courageous and imaginative in the way you love others. The video was shot on our digital camera while in center city Philadelphia. It features Amber […]
This weekend at our annual synod assembly, the Lutheran bishop of SE Pennsylvania recognized the “Law & Gospel” YouTube video (see earlier post). She called it an example of proclaiming God’s word in the language of the 21st century. I thought it would be appropriate to go ahead and put the event on YouTube, too. […]
Shortly after graduating from seminary in 2004, I accepted a call to serve as pastor of Temple Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA. I am very excited about being a part of a small but vibrant and compassionate congregation. As the only pastor, I am connected to all parts of the ministry of the congregation. At the […]
I received my Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2004. I was one of five students to graduate with honors among 62 graduates. Highlights of my seminary career include: President, class of 2004. Multiple awards for academic achievement First winner of the Atonement-Asbury Park Preaching Award. ELCA Horizon Internship […]
During my final year of seminary, I also served as a chaplain at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Philadelphia, PA. My primary role was to serve residents in the skilled nursing facility. I led two weekly worship services (including one in the Alzheimer’s/dementia unit) and spent most of my time visiting with residents.