About Me

People join faith communities in search of sacred relationships. Many people find their community. But some of us land in toxic religious institutions that cause distress and trauma.

I'm a pastor and a religious trauma advocate. I've created spaces for curiosity, mental wellness, and healthy community for fifteen years.

I'm a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. I co-facilitated a support group for families with mental health challenges through NAMI Massachusetts. I moderate the Faith Communities and Mental Health forum (FCMH) in cooperation with NAMI Central Middlesex.

FCMH is a biennial forum focused on helping faith communities build healthy communities for families with mental health challenges. I am a member of the Burlington Area Clergy group and Burlington Area Clergy 4 Justice.

I currently serve on the board for Burlington Youth and Family Services. I also work as the minister for the Burlington Church of Christ.


In August 2021, I began the Couples and Family Therapy master's program at Antioch University. I received a Master's in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M) at Harding School of Theology and a B.A. in Bible from Ohio Valley University.

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