Formal Education

2014-2017:  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Doctor of Ministry in Transforming Congregations

2004-2007:  Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Master of Divinity

1992-1996:  Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in French

Fall 1994:  Vanderbilt-in-France, Aix-en-Provence, France
Semester Abroad

Continuing Education

2014-2015:  Future Travelers Missional Learning Community
To equip leaders to shift their church paradigms, navigate change, and take action toward greater Kingdom impact by making disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ. One-year cohort. 

March 2015: CREDO
To help PC(USA) Teaching Elders cultivate their spiritual, vocational, health, and financial well-being, as well as their leadership potential.

July 2014:  The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary
To nurture and strengthen teaching elders’ preaching ministry

August 2013:  Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association
Summit Participant 2007-2010, 2012-2013 

2012:  Leading for Transformation Certificate, Willow Creek Association
Completed 4 seven-week courses for a total of over 60 hours in leadership development

Summer 2006:  Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia
Clinical Pastoral Education, One Unit

Work Experience

September 2017-Present: McDonough Presbyterian Church, McDonough, GA
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

June 2016-August 2017: Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Conyers, GA
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

June 2016-March 2017: The Fellowship Community, Louisville, KY
Interim National Director

January-May 2016: Macland Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, Georgia
Bridge Interim Pastor

March-May 2015: Providence Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Georgia
Stated Supply & Session Moderator, from Palm Sunday through Pentecost Sunday

February-April 2015: Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Contract Position to coordinate Presbytery event with The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

2009-2014:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Snellville, Georgia
Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship (served as Acting Head of Staff from May-August 2013 and also supervised some program staff from July 2013-June 2014)

2007-2008:  Eddie Bauer, Norfolk, Virginia
Part-Time Sales Associate

2006-2007:  Department of Biblical Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Teaching Assistant for Introduction to New Testament Greek

2004-2007:  Institute for Youth Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Research Assistant/Student Worker

2005-2006:  Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton, New Jersey

2001-2004:  First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia
Director of Youth Ministries

1998-2001:  Providence Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
Young Life Church Partner and Director of Youth Ministries

1996-1998:  Young Life, Shelby, North Carolina

Service to the Church

January 2016-Present: Examinations Commission, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta

February 2017-December 2017: Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Member & Recording Secretary

2010-2017:  Tree of Lives, Kenya
Advocate and Mission Team Member (served as coordinator for a mission to Kenya in June 2014)

2014-2017:  The Fellowship Community
Vice President of Presiding Board

2010-2015:  Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
2010-2011 Member, 2012 Secretary, 2013 Vice Moderator, 2014 and 2015 Moderator

November 2015:  Churchwide Conversation on Race, Racism, Ethnicity, & Ethnocentricity

January 2015:  Women’s Retreat, First Presbyterian Church, Morrow, Georgia
Speaker and Facilitator

2011-2014:  Fellowship of Presbyterians
2011-2012 Advisory Board, 2011-2013 <45 Planning Team, 2013 Board Member, 2014 Vice President

2008-2014:  Presbyterians for Renewal
2008-2011 NPWL Board, 2010-2013 Board of Directors, 2013-2014 Vice President

2008:  Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team, First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia

2008:  Small Group Ministry Team, First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia
Team Facilitator

2007-2008:  Pilgrimage Core Team, Presbytery of Eastern Virginia
Spiritual Director

2005-2007:  Hurricane Katrina Relief, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Team Coordinator

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