When I was in grade school, I used to watch a television show called, "Insight." It was a lot like "Twilight Zone" seen through the lens of Catholic theology. In one episode, God restores the sight of a blind painter. In another episode, an angelic bureaucrat helps people decide upon their eternal destination. To this day, I am drawn to parables as the building blocks of faith.
I found a spiritual home with the Quakers when I was 18. I like being with people who listen and trust God to lead. I have a philosophy degree from Portland State University and a "Divinitatis Magistrum" to show for my three years at Princeton Seminary. Right after graduating from seminary, I helped start West Hills Friends. I've been a pastor for half my life.
My wife, Erica, teaches art. We've been married for 27 years. We have two children in college.
I'd love to get better acquainted. Let's go out to coffee!