About Me

The Backstory

Lodge at Camp Lee where I received my call into the ministry.

Lodge at Camp Lee where I received my call into the ministry.

I grew up in Lynn Haven, Fl attending church every time the door was open.  I was in the sixth grade when I went to camp for the first time at a beautiful camp in northern Alabama called Camp Lee.  It was in the main meeting lodge one afternoon that I was called into the ministry, and it has been a wild ride ever since.

I have spent the past eighteen years living into that call as a career serving in the Methodist and Episcopal denominations.  I am now a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church and serve as the Next Generation Minister at Christ UMC in Mobile, AL.  There I oversee all age-level ministry from zero to young adult, lead an evening worship service, and teach throughout the church.

Writer, Speaker, Trainer

Transient

In addition to my "day job," I spend a good bit of time writing for online and print publications, and writing curriculum for different publishers.  I also travel as a speaker and ministry trainer.  If you are interested in teaming up on a writing, training, or speaking project, please submit the contact me form on the right-hand side of this page.  Below you can find several of the training and teaching topics that are ready to go.  I can, of course, tailor something for your needs.  I look forward to working with you!


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Training Topics:


Talking about Sex
There has to be another way to discuss sex besides true love waits and a promise ring. This is that seminar.

Top Ten Talk Troubles
Ten quick fixes and methods to take your up-front stye speaking to the next level.

Youth Ministry Geek
rom database solutions to free online video editing; how to use technology to enhance your ministry. (Mac, Windows, and Web-based tools)

Practicing Tech Discernment with Teens and Families
From appropriate use for filtering software to how to deal with conflict online.

Crafting Messages that Matter
From topic/scripture selection through writing and delivery, everything you need to craft meaningful messages.

Classes/Studies


Jewish Jesus
This course seeks to bring the Bible to life by understanding the cultural heritage that informs its pages. (4-16 hours)

Poetic Echo
How Poetry and Science reveal the nature of God. (1 hour)

Methodist History
The history of the methodist church focusing on pre-revolutionary America with a bit on the British beginnings. (1-4 hours)

Engage in the Movement
God wants to use us to make earth look more like heaven. This class takes individuals through the process of understanding the mission of God and developing a plan for being part of that mission.(2-5 hours)

Ministering to your Child age 0-5yrs
Because baptism is a covenant to be the agents of God's grace in the life of your child, this course gives an understanding of development in the early years with practical ways of helping your child grow spiritually. (3-5 hours)