Where did you work before Christ Church?
I was the Priest-in-Charge at Trinity+St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco, CA.
Tell us about your day-to-day activities as Associate Priest.
If it’s a Tuesday, I’m probably in a meeting! Otherwise, my schedule is pretty variable. That’s one of the things I love about being a priest- every day is a little different. Some days I might be at the hospital, other days I’m writing a sermon with my dog in my lap, and other times I’m meeting with my fantastic new colleagues to plan and implement our hopes for the coming year.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
It is a privilege to be called into the vulnerable moments in people’s lives and help them connect with God, who is already present but can feel far away sometimes. Through prayer, presence, and conversation we meet God in one another and find strength. I am continually awed by how beautifully human we all are when the veneer is stripped away and we have the courage to be ourselves.
What are you most excited about working on staff at Christ Church?
At first I read this question as “who on staff are you most excited about working with” and I thought “whoa, loaded question!” But I guess my misread betrays my answer: my colleagues. I am thrilled to have partners in ministry to collaborate and dream with. One of the hardest things about being a clergyperson at a small church was the difficulty of collaboration. I am a better priest when I have people around me to spark new ideas, challenge mine, and push forward together. (But the answer is obviously Anne Green in our powerhouse department of 2!)
What’s one work-related goal you want to accomplish in the next year?
Learning about the system and people of Christ Church. That’s the main focus for me right now.