I’m an Episcopal priest serving St. Michael’s Church and an EdD student in the Communications, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously I was digital missioner and instructor in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. My vocational heart still belongs to the e-Formation Learning Community.
That means I use media and technology to improve learning and build community in churches and seminaries. Within that general framework, here are some specifics about what I do or have done:
- contributing to the research and advocacy missions of the Media and Social Change Lab and Snow Day Learning Lab;
- equipping fellow graduate students through workshops, technology support, and website maintenance in the CMLTD program’s iDesign Lab;
- conducting and reporting on Digital Media for Ministry Asset Mapping, an exploratory study of digital literacy training practices in theological education, supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations;
- coordinated and hosted e-Formation, a learning community for ministry in a digital world;
- created and write for Key Resources, the blog of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching;
- hosted and produced the Easter People Podcast, hopeful conversations about faith and culture;
- coach and teach for the CMT’s hybrid faith formation cohorts and digital media for ministry course;
- contribute to Center for Spiritual Resources, Lifelong Faith Journal, Faith Formation Learning Exchange, ECF Vital Practices, Seminarium, The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation, and the forthcoming SPCK Handbook of the Study of Ministry;
- serve on the board of Forma, the Episcopal network of faith formation ministers; and
- preach, teach, and otherwise help out a bit as a priest associate at St. Michael’s Church and occasional supply priest in the Diocese of New York.
Before seminary I worked as a research and project assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, finishing up a master’s thesis in nuclear fuel cycle systems analysis and editing Teaching and Learning Insights for the Engineering Learning Center.
I served as a house fellow and student board member at St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center and helped out with our website and blog. I also helped found The Hacker Within, a forum for networking and peer training among students and faculty in computational science software development.