About Me



I am a husband, and father, living in Dallas, TX.

What I Blog About (and Some Examples)

I’m interested in leadership, politics, productivity, the Bible, and the intersection of faith and culture….  Basically, I’m just interested in lots of stuff, and I write about whatever strikes me on any particular week.

Sometimes I write posts like this about personal development and productivity:

Sometimes I write about faith, the Bible, theology:

Sometimes I write about culture and faith and the intersection between the two:

Sometimes I write about books and movies and music:

Sometimes I write about current events and politics:

And sometimes I just write about myself and my family:

I blog 3 times a week; my posts are published on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

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My Biography

I was born in Virginia.  When I was in first grade, my parents moved as missionaries to Sierra Leone, West Africa, where my dad taught in a Bible college for African pastors, and my mom worked in a maternity clinic.

We moved back to Virginia, where I attended middle and high school.  I went to college at Columbia University in New York City.  After college, I worked for five years as a youth director at a Methodist church in Richmond, VA.  In 2007, my wife and I moved to Dallas so I could attend seminary in Dallas.  I received my Masters of Divinity degree from SMU in May 2011.  While in seminary, I worked part-time as associate pastor at Christ’s Foundry, a small Spanish-language mission congregation in Dallas.  I am married to Elaine, and we have a little son named Jack.

One of my favorite things to do is officiate weddings.  It's a privilege to be a pastor and to be with people cradle to grave. [image credit: www.nbarrettphotography.com]

One of my favorite things to do is officiate weddings. It’s a privilege to be a pastor and to be with people cradle to grave. [image credit: www.nbarrettphotography.com]

Since 2010, I have been the pastor for Munger Place Church, the East Dallas campus of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX.

Munger is an eclectic congregation with an engaging “Come and See” spirit and a deep appreciation for its neighborhood. For decades the historic Munger Place building housed a struggling congregation, but the new congregation, as a second campus of Highland Park UMC, has experienced remarkable growth and blessing.

My Sermons

My sermons are posted weekly here.

Some of our more popular sermon series over the past 12 months were our Joseph series and our Come Home series.  One of the series of which I’m most proud was our Gravity series.

My Contact Information

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I was privileged to hear you speak at the Methodist Conference in Wildwood on Friday and Sat. I was thrilled to hear both sermons you brought to the conference and was anxious to find out more about you and your church. I had attended the conference as a visitor with a dear friend who belongs to the Methodist Church. I belong and serve the Lord in a small country historic church that is of the Presbyterian denomination, but we intend to stand firm for the Lord as long as we are able or until the Lord remains. Will look forward to hearing from you and learn more about your church and your ministry.

    • Nancy,

      Thanks for writing. I really enjoyed being with the conference these last few days; I hope what I shared will be helpful to folks.

      I want to encourage you to stay strong. Your faithfulness really matters. God bless you.