About the Pastor
August 2, 2020
Dear Wesley Chapel and Plateau United Methodist Church Families,
Now that I have been here a month, I wanted to take this opportunity to send out a short note introducing myself and my wife Maddie.
We are both native New Englanders, although Maddie was actually born in the Bronx, NY. I am a native of New Hampshire. Prior to our move to North Carolina (Maddie in January 2017 and I in July of 2017), Maddie and I had been living in Danbury, CT for the past 27 years. Prior to feeling a call to serve in pastoral ministry about 14 years ago, I worked at a large multinational Home, Food, and Personal Care company in Supply Chain Management. In February of 2011, Maddie and I joined a group from our church and went on a trip to Israel. It was on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee that God finally grabbed me and said enough was enough, now is the time, I want you in pastoral ministry. So, after sharing my wakeup call with my pastor, he told me that he felt the very same thing. I began my studies toward a Master of Divinity degree that fall of 2011 at Drew Theological School, and graduated in May 2014 with a Masters of Divinity degree. I have been serving in pastoral ministry since 2011 and I draw my strength from Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience. I try my best to make every message Biblically based and relevant.
I have been very active in prison ministry for 27 years and served as the Chair of Kairos Prison Ministry of Connecticut from June 2005-May of 2011. I have also been very active in the church for the past 26 years serving in both local and global outreach, and in small group ministries.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Maddie for 22 years who is a physician with PACE at Home in Newton. We both enjoy our four-legged children; Bella our Lab, and Grace, and Guy our two cats. In my spare time, I love sports of all kinds, sing, play guitar and spend time gardening! We both enjoy traveling and visiting new places. We are both very happy to have been appointed to these two wonderful churches and look forward to growing together spiritually.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to join us on Sunday morning at the Arbor at Wesley Chapel, I encourage you to grab a face mask, and a lawn chair and join us at 10:00 on Sunday morning to worship and give praise to our God. We also simultaneously broadcast the service on 100.1(note that the signal only travels about 200 yards) so you can stay in your car and tune in on your FM radio if that is your preference.
Either way I would love the opportunity to meet you and look forward to serving with you.