I grew up in South Carolina, a lifelong Christian in the United Methodist tradition. After 5 years of banking, I followed the call to ordained ministry. I spent three fantastic years at The Divinity School at Duke University. Upon graduating in 2004, my wife, April, and I came to Lancashire, England, to spend a year in circuit ministry in the British Methodist Church. One year turned to two, and now we are still here. I serve as a presbyter (minister) for three churches in the North Kent Circuit: Gillingham, Hartlip, and Rainham Methodist Churches. All three are in the historical county of Kent.
Beyond my work with the churches, I work with Gillingham Youth for Christ. I never thought I would go into youth work, but I have found a love working with the kids in Gillingham.
I am a husband to a beautiful woman, April, and a father to two great children, Savannah and Caedmon. Both our children were born in Blackburn and are growing up to be much more British than they are American. At the present, we have no plans to return to the United States.
I am a Harry Potter fanatic, a passion I share with my best friend Kirstie Bottiglieri. I speak in Harry Potter analogies. In the autumn, I fill my Saturdays with Alabama football, and in the winter-spring it turns to Duke basketball. I’m still mourning the ending of TV shows Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother.