I grew up in central Florida and went to college in Tampa, where I studied Communication and Psychology. I wrote an honors thesis on women, language, God, and the Church that started me on a journey from the Roman Catholic church of my upbringing eventually to the Episcopal church. After graduating, I lived in Quincy, MA (outside of Boston) where my spouse and I became part of a tight-knit house church community, primarily comprised of post-evangelicals who loved to sing together. We moved to Watauga, TX (outside of Fort Worth), where we formally joined the Episcopal church, and where I began seminary at Brite Divinity School. I transferred to Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, graduating with my Master of Divinity in 2018. For Clinical Pastoral Education (chaplaincy training), I worked with service members, veterans, and their families at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base in northern CA. Most recently I was at All Souls, Berkeley, where I did field education for seminary and served as a transitional deacon before being ordained to the priesthood.
I am passionate about collaborating with a congregation to build deep community, support lay ministry, offer genuine care, and strengthen ongoing faith formation for all ages, and am working to further cultivate the work St. Mark’s is already doing. I find particular joy in liturgy that is authentic to the people gathered, open to both profound awe and lighthearted delight, and embodied in tangible sacramental signs, and I can’t wait to gather with you around the table.