Local Ministry and Collaborations

I believe that congregations are meant to be a vibrant and vital part of their local community.  Even as God calls us to care for people in all parts of the world, we have also been placed in local communities where congregations become a source of life through worship and discipleship.  Local communities also provide […]

Sermon from 2009 SEPA Synod Assembly

I had the privilege of preaching at the 2009 Southeastern PA synod assembly.  Worship was centered around Paul’s engaging the people of Athens in conversation by leaving the temple and meeting people in the marketplace. I shared a recent experience I witnessed as a conversation about Jesus sprang to life over social networking on Facebook.  Watch […]

Chaplain, Cathedral Village (2003-2004)

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.