I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. The bluff city is my hometown. I encountered Christ through a story of change in January 1997.
I currently teach Latin to elementary and middle school students at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School in Memphis, TN. I also serve on the faculty of several higher education institutions, teaching theology and religious studies courses. I’ve had two stints of teaching and ministry work in Europe as well: as a professor in the UK from 2003-2006 and as a pastor in Belgium from 2008-2013. I also work as a spiritual direction coach at Kardia Collective.
I hold a B.A. in Communications from the University of Memphis, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, and two years of work toward a Doctor of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. In early 2020, I transferred my research to the University of Aberdeen to complete my PhD in Divinity there. In particular, my research looks at how the missional practice of inculturation contributes to spiritual formation in the life of the Christian.
I am the author of two books released through Wipf & Stock Publishers: Change for the First Time, Again in September 2016 and Reflections of Immanuel in September 2020
For a look at my teaching and ministry work, you can review my CV and you can also visit my academic page at the University of Aberdeen.