I’m the founding pastor of Wicker Park Grace and Grace Commons in Chicago. (Wicker Park Grace became Grace Commons in November 2011.)
I grew up in very rural upstate New York and later lived for many years in Massachusetts, including five in Boston. I received a Masters of Theological Studies in Comparative World Religions from Harvard Divinity School in 1997 and made my way to Chicago in 1999 to attend McCormick Theological Seminary. From there, I graduated with a Masters of Divinity and became ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2002.
I’ve come to embrace the artist in myself through the work I’ve done bringing art into contact with faith and spiritual practice at Grace Commons.
Here’s a short 3 and a half minute video about my spiritual journey, produced by 30 Good Minutes in 2003. Click here. You’ll need the “RealPlayer” to watch it. If you don’t have it already, you can download it here for free.
Read more about my spiritual journey by clicking here: “Spiritual Journey”
I also have a cooking blog over at Nanette’s Kitchen.