I am a freelance writer and editor, pastor, and author of ReCreatable: How God Heals the Brokenness of Life, now in its 3rd printing.
In summer 2018, my family and I moved from St. Louis, Missouri, to middle Tennessee, where we now live in a small house converted from an old barn. My “writing deck” overlooks our field, pond, and wooded acreage. In my spare time, I roast coffee, work in our garden, and make plans to build a small writing cabin in the woods.
Moving to Tennessee has given me the flexibility to tackle more writing and editing projects that fit my own passions and interests, which include Christian spirituality, leadership, social justice issues, sustainability, and personal growth. As a pastor, I particularly enjoy coaching people one-on-one and in small groups to help them grow personally and spiritually.
I love to talk with people about their goals and projects, both personal and professional. I enjoy providing consultation and guidance, as well as digging in and “getting my hands dirty” to help make it happen. Contact me today to see how we might work together to advance your mission and message.
Background and Experience
I have served 13 years on the pastoral staff at a non-profit training organization, where I’ve written and edited presentation scripts, training materials, books, publicity materials, and internal documentation. In addition, I’ve been the keynote speaker and presenter at dozens of national training courses and more than a hundred regional workshops, as well as helping to lead the organization and various teams within it. Along the way, I’ve had the privilege of providing one-on-one consultation to countless leaders on various aspects of their leadership and ministry.
For 6 years, I served as acquisitions editor at a medium-sized publishing house, where I reviewed book proposals, coached authors, developed content, edited manuscripts, wrote back cover copy, and participated in titling, cover design, and marketing of dozens of trade books. I’ve also spoken at writer’s conferences.
In addition, I’ve served many years as a pastor in local churches, in both paid and volunteer capacities. I received my bachelor’s degree from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee, and my master’s degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.