PhD        The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Christian Spirituality, October 2016

Allied Field: Systematic Theology

Research Interests: Spiritual Formation, Virtue Ethics, Love, Spiritual Practices, Interfaith Dialogue, History of Spirituality, Christian Education, Positive Psychology, Social Justice, Confucianism, Dorothy Day, Hope

Dissertation: The Way to Love Through Hope: A Virtue-Based Model of Spiritual Growth for Christian Spiritual Formation (Coordinator: Dr. Arthur Holder)


MDiv     George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR


Area of Study: Pastoral Studies

Thesis: A Call to Curiosity and Action: Lesslie Newbigin’s Theology and Vision of Interfaith Dialogue (Thesis advisors: Dr. Clint Baldwin and Dr. Roger Nam)


BA          George Fox University, Newberg, OR


Majors: Writing/Literature and Christian Ministries: Educational Ministry


Recent Employment and Teaching Experience:


Camas Friends Church, Camas, WA

Lead Pastor

October 2015-present


Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Instructor for ELSJ22: Solidarity with the Community

Jan 2015-March 2015


Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Instructor for SPCE-2610: Virtue as Spiritual Practice (with a Newhall Teaching Fellowship)

Sep 2014-Dec 2014


First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Intern (“Emerging Leader”)

Sep 2014-May 2015


Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Area Assistant

Aug 2014-May 2015


Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA

Writing Coach

Oct 2012-May 2015


American Academy of Religion (AAR)

The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS)