Where to start? I grew up in two Christian backgrounds, and found learning from each deeply enriched me. In college I found myself talking to many other faith communities, and struggling with what to make of my Christianity in the midst of it. Ultimately my studies of the world's religions and an encounter with the Catholic monk and writer Thomas Merton helped me to find a way to be Christian in dialog with others. I have a special love for nature, growing up in the mountains of the lower Hudson Valley, and through my experiences with the land and friendships with neo-pagan and Native persons sought ways to integrate the wisdom of these traditions into my walk. While Christian, I seek a path that honors the beauty and many beings with whom we share this world, and which honors those who have come before.
Since college I've done a year of service (serving homeless youth and living in community with Covenant House), spent some time at NYU's social work program and running a programs on spirituality there, and worked with a number of adults with develomental disabilities and autism community and college settings. Most recently I came to Harvard Divinity School to begin my Masters of Divinity. I am currently dicerning between an academic path or ministry in higher education or the emergent church. I enjoy "urban pilgrimage," visiting faith communities and holy places and bringing people along for the journey. I've done this for several years in the New York City area and continue the practice here in Boston. I hope to incorperate ethnography and genuine lived encounter into my ministry and study.