Resume

Experience

• First Unitarian Universalist Church (New Orleans LA)

  • Minister (2015 – )
  • Developmental Minister (August 2013 – 2015)

• Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston TX; On-Call Chaplain, June 2013 – July 2013)

• Unitarian Fellowship of Longview (Longview TX; monthly supply preaching, January 2011 – 2014)

• Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tyler (Tyler TX; monthly supply preaching, August 2010 – May 2012)

• Houston Northwest Medical Center (Houston TX)

  • Coordinator of Palliative Care (January 2011 – August 2011)
  • Chaplain (February 2010 –August 2011)

• Henry David Thoreau Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Stafford TX)

  • Minister (August 2005 – November 2009)

• Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Goleta CA)

  • Interim Minister (August 2004 – July 2005)

• Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church (Pasadena CA)

  • Interim Associate Minister (August 2003 – July 2004)

• UUA Pacific Southwest District Consulting Team (2001-2005)

• Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside (Riverside CA)

  • Minister (September 2000 – December 2002)

• Unitarian Universalist Community Church (Sacramento CA)

  • Interim Minister (September 1999 – August 2000)

• Caritas Healthcare Partnership (Cleveland, OH)

  • Chaplain Resident (September 1998 – August 1999)

• West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church (Rocky River, OH)

  • Intern Minister (September 1997 – July 1998)

• Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY)

  • Burke Library, Circulation Desk (June 1995 – May 1997)

• Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, National MIS (Floral Park, NY)

  • Network Documentation Team (February 1994 – August 1994)
  • Computer Operator (August 1993 – February 1994)

• Marine Midland Bank

  • GTS Datacenter (Farmingdale, NY): Computer Operator and Administrative Assistant (March 1989 – April 1993)
  • Retail Operations (Melville, NY): Proof & Transit Operator (June 1987 – March 1989)

• The Sea Cliff Chamber Players (Sea Cliff, NY)

  • Administrator (April 1986 – April 1987)

Publications

“Origins of Unitarianism and Universalism in New Orleans,” in The Journal of Unitarian Universalist History, Vol. XLIV (2021); pp. 49-63.

“Hanging Up the Green” in Quest, December 2008.

“Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington,” in The Shared Ministry Sourcebook, Barbara Child, ed. (UUA, 1996); pp. 11, 13, 75-81.

Education

Degree Programs and Training Programs

• FInD Spiritual Direction Training Program (Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bryan TX) June 2014

• Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY) Master of Divinity, May 1998

• Washington University (St. Louis, MO) Master of Business Administration, May 1985

• Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) Bachelor of Arts, Economics, May 1983

Ongoing Conferences and Meetings

• Malibu Study Group (Malibu or SF Bay Area, CA, annually in March or April; 2002 – )

• UUMA Southwest Chapter January Retreat (2006, 2016 – 2018, 2022)

• Southwest UU Conference Fall Leadership conference (2005, 2007)

• UUMA Pacific Southwest Chapter meetings (2000 – 2005)

• UUMA Pacific Central Chapter meetings (1999 – 2000)

• UUMA Ohio-Meadville Chapter meetings (1997 – 1999)

• Unitarian Universalist Association General Assemblies: (1993-1994, 1996-2001, 2004-2009, 2015-2017)

• UUA District Annual Meetings: (UU District of Metropolitan New York, 1991-1995; Ohio-Meadville District, 1998; Pacific Central District, 2000; Pacific Southwest District, 2001-2004; Southwest UU Conference, 2006-2008)

Lectures, Workshops and Conferences

• Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society (Baltimore MD, October 2019)

• Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council Pilgrimage and ULOSZ/UUMA Joint Retreat (Transylvania, July 2018)

• Organization of American Historians (New Orleans LA, April 2017)

• Sixteenth Century Society (New Orleans LA, October 2014)

• McFarland Institute Pastoral Care Training (New Orleans LA, March 2014)

• Prayer and Discipleship Conference (Spring Baptist Church, Spring TX, August 1, 2011)

• “Venetian Vespers,” lecture by Dr. Anne Schnoebelen (Italian Cultural and Community Center, Houston TX, May 24, 2011)

• Seeing the Unseen: The Folk Art of Houston’s Faith Communities (Lecture Series, Houston Arts Alliance, April 2011)

• National Palliative Care Conference (CAPC, Philadelphia PA/online, March 14-15, 2011)

• “Re-Inventing Diversity for the 21st Century,” workshop by Howard Ross (Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston TX, February 2, 2011)

• “Communicating About Medical Futility,” presentation by Baruch Brody (Houston Northwest Medical Center, February 1, 2011)

• Center to Advance Palliative Care (Methodist Hospital, Houston TX, December 8, 2010)

• “Convergence of Science and Religion,” lecture by Dr. Bob Hesse (Institute for Spirituality and Health, Houston TX, October 28, 2010)

• National Association of Catholic Chaplains Spiritual Enrichment Day (Houston TX, October 23, 2010)

• “Eternal Life: A New Vision,” lecture by John Shelby Spong (Foundation for Contemporary Theology, Houston TX, October 2010)

• Demystifying EMDR (PESI; Houston TX, July 29, 2010)

• Psychology and Spirituality (Cross Country  Education; Houston TX, June 24, 2010)

• End-Stage Diseases: Care When There Is No Cure (PESI; Houston TX, June 17, 2010)

• Legality of Futile Care (Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston TX, February 2010)

• Foundation for Contemporary Theology (St Paul UMC, Houston TX, December 4, 2009)

• Chaplains’ Brownbag Lecture Series (St Luke’s Hospital, Houston TX, 2009-2010)

• Spirituality in Pediatrics (Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX; October 21-23, 2009)

• Alban Institute Webinar on Congregational Renewal (online, August 27, 2009)

• UUA Seminar on Adaptive Leadership (Boston MA, August 2009)

• UU University (Salt Lake City UT, June 2009)

• International Conference of UU Women (Houston TX, February 2009)

• “What Does the World Need from Liberal Religion?” lecture by Rev. David E. Bumbaugh (Southwest UU Conference Annual Meeting, April 2008)

• “Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision,” lecture by George Lakoff (The Progressive Forum, Houston TX, February 2008)

• UUA Conference on Contemporary Worship (San Diego CA, February 2007)

• “The Nag Hammadi Texts,” lecture by Dr. Jill Carroll (Emerson UU Church, Houston TX, October 2006)

• “Apocalypticism in Crisis in Ancient Israel,” lecture by George Nicholsberg (Rice University, Houston TX, October 2006)

• “The Judas Manuscript,” lecture by Dr. Elaine Pagels (Archaeological Institute of America, Houston TX, October 2006)

• Texas Children’s Hospital Clergy Symposium: “Experience the Journey: Co-Pilots Chart the Passage” James Brooks, Bebe Guill (Houston TX, November 2005)

• “Deep Listening: The Spiritual Component,” presentation by Dr. Pauline Oliveros (Rothko Chapel Religion Series, Houston TX, November 2005)

• “The Religion of Empire,” lecture by Gary Dorrien (University Club, Pasadena CA) February 2005

• Claremont School of Theology Convocation: “Congregational Leadership” (Claremont CA, October 2002)

• Sharp HospiceCare Seminar: “Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Death, Dying and Mourning,” Alan Wolfelt (San Diego CA, September 2002)

• Alban Institute Seminar: “The Inviting Church: Ministering to New Members,” Roy Oswald (Detroit MI, May 2002)

• UUA Pacific Southwest District Consulting Team workshop (Studio City CA, April 2002)

• Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Convocation (Birmingham AL, March 2002)

• Refugio Study Retreat (Santa Barbara CA, annually in November, 2002-2004)

• Archaeology Lecture Series, University of Judaism (Los Angeles CA, Fall 2002)

• Missouri Dental Association Workshop: “Policy Governance,” Miriam Carver (St. Louis MO, June 2001)

• Biblical Archaeology Society (Riverside CA, March 2001)

• Adult Faith Resources: “Mapping Adult Faith Journeys” (Phoenix AZ, June 30 – July 3 1997)

• Safe and Sacred Congregations: Issues of Power, Boundaries and Relationships (Princeton NJ, February 1995; Marie Fortune materials)

• About Your Sexuality Leader Training (Blue Point NY, April 1995)

• Renaissance Modules:

  • “Multiculturalism” (Long Beach CA, August 2000)
  • “UU Philosophy of Religious Education” (Grand Haven MI, January 1997)
  • “UU Identity” (Princeton NJ, November 1996)
  • “Worship for All Ages” (Princeton NJ, November 1995)
  • “Ministry With Youth” (Harrisburg PA, March 1995)

• Union Theological Seminary, NY:

  • Diversity Education Workshop (October 1995)
  • Conflict Management Workshop (October 1995)

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