When I was younger, I studied political theory at the University of Wisconsin. While a student in Madison, I was employed by a state senator (answering phone calls and drafting correspondence and the occasional piece of legislation), a political science research project (watching more local news broadcasts than perhaps anyone else in the entire world), and a church (learning to love God while loving and leading people). I also learned to love hummus and the woman I married (not in that order).
Then I grew up a little bit and moved to study theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. While in Los Angeles, I forged lasting friendships, grew deeper in love with God and others, led within a network of neighbor church-planting churches, become a vegetarian and a peacenik, shared a house with my wife and four friends, and became a dad to my boy.
Now I serve in San Francisco’s East Bay with a group of mostly-young, all-creative, Jesus-following sojourners called Open Door as the pastor of community formation. I ride bikes and trains, read and write as much and as broadly as I can, grow succulents, and watch Jurassic Park.