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Central to the worship life of a faith community is the ability to cultivate constructive conversation that embodies the Church’s call to connect its congregation with God’s work in the world.
…Work that includes soldiers and veterans seeking greater engagement with our faith.
My extensive theological and academic training coupled with first-hand military experience has uniquely equipped me to serve in the Church as a catalyst for this conversation and community.
Insofar as they directly relate to the worship of God, I offer the following religious services free of additional compensation beyond travel, food, and lodging:
I am a…Preacher
As a preacher, I prayerfully compose original content and develop and deliver sermons based on your congregation’s traditions, needs, and concerns. While I am not ordained and have not felt a call to preside over communion, I preach and provide theological education to a wide array of denominations and politically diverse assemblies.
Who I preach to: Congregations, conferences, religious events
I am a…Mentor
Since 2006, I’ve mentored fellow veterans from a place of first-hand experience. Today, I focus that mentorship specifically on Christian soldiers looking to create a deeper engagement with our faith. As I mentor these individuals, I partner with local congregations to sponsor ongoing interaction and provide in-person community, accountability, and support.
Who I mentor: Christian soldiers and veterans seeking deeper connection to our faith or exploring a call to speak and write about their experiences
I am a…Guide
We must explore beyond our bounds in order to better build and appreciate our local communities. I guide pilgrimages and lead days of retreat for both communities and individuals, offering guidance, mentorship, and theological education as we depart from the day-to-day, examine our spiritual priorities, and grow a deeper connection with our religion.
Who I lead: Pilgrims, seekers, and sojourners; either individually or in groups
Worship and theology are communal in nature.
I invite congregations of all sizes and means to consider how I may offer myself as “a living sacrifice” so that conversation, community, and care for Christian soldiers may be enriched.