about me

I am a writer, an editor, a chef, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC). I also worked as a high school English teacher and a Creative for Apple Retail. I live in Guilford, Connecticut with Ginger, my wife, who is a UCC pastor there, and our three miniature Schnauzers. My other big love is the Boston Red Sox.

I am the son of missionaries, and I spent the first sixteen years of my life in Africa, with occasional years in the US. After we married, Ginger and I moved to Boston, where we lived for almost twenty years, then to Durham, North Carolina, the city that feels most like home to both of us, and now too Guilford.

I have published two books, Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal (Morehouse), This Must Be the Place: Reflections on Home (Church Publishing). My third book, The Color of Together: Mixing Metaphors of Connectedness will be published by Light Messages in October 2020.