Curriculum Vitae


The Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri
Priest: September 15, 2018
Deacon: March 12, 2018
Canonical Residence: Diocese of West Missouri
Licensed to Officiate: Diocese of Tennessee


Doctor of Philosophy (expected 2024)
University of Chester, Department of Theology and Religious Studies; Chester, UK
Practical Theology (Homiletics & Queer Theology)

Master of Sacred Theology (2020)
Thesis: “OverQueering the Gospel: Toward a Homiletical Theology of Boundary Dissolution.”
University of the South, School of Theology; Sewanee, TN

Master of Divinity (2018)
University of the South, School of Theology; Sewanee, TN

Clinical Pastoral Education (Summer 2016)
Emory University Hospital; Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude (2013)
Baker University; Baldwin City, KS
Communication Studies & Spanish

Study Abroad

University of Seville; Seville, Spain (Fall 2012)

Hispano Continental School; Salamanca, Spain (Winter 2011)

Amauta Spanish School; Cuzco, Perú (Winter 2010)

Professional Experience

Associate Director, SUMMA Theological Debate Society; Sewanee, TN 
(February 2022 – Present)

  • Assist in the administration of a high school theological debate camp
  • Recruit campers via in-person and social media marketing
  • Manage participant documentation in conformity with applicable policies
  • Oversee camp worship, assignment of liturgical roles, and coordination of music.

Associate Priest, Southeast Tennessee Episcopal Ministry; Winchester, TN
(August 2018 – Present)

  • Plan, preside, and preach at Eucharist, Daily Office, special-occasion liturgies
  • Join vestry and vicar to guide strategic planning and stewardship initiatives
  • Provide pastoral care and Christian education to a three-congregation ministry system
  • Supervise communications efforts and parish staff 

Visiting Instructor of Rhetoric, University of the South; Sewanee, TN
(January 2019 – December 2021)

  • Teach basic tenants of rhetoric and public speaking, including argument analysis
  • Instruct students in crafting artful persuasive claims supported by appropriate evidence
  • Collaborate with department colleagues on course planning and student engagement
  • Evaluate student speeches on the basis of content, organization, style, and delivery

Seminarian, St. John’s Episcopal Church; Decatur, AL (2017)

Project Coordinator & Special Asst., Baker University President’s Office (2013 – 2015) 

Guest Lectures

“The Rhetoric of Aristotle,” CO 376: Communication Theory, Baker University 
(September 28, 2020)

“Hymnody: A Wesleyan Rhetorical Tradition,” RHET 311: U.S. Public Address: 1620-1865, University of the South (January 29, 2020, September 12, 2022)

“Homiletical Embodiment,” HOML 530: Fundamentals of Preaching, University of the South (November 13, 2019)

Conference Papers

“Toward a Queer Homiletical Theology of Boundary Dissolution,” Academy of Homiletics; Louisville, KY (December 2, 2022)

“Communication Education through Speech Choir,” Central States Communication Association; Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2013)

“Gerald Ford’s Eulogy for the Presidency: A Rhetorical Critique,” Spotlight Panel, Nebraska Undergraduate Communication Research Conference, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Lincoln, NE (April 2, 2012)

By Invitation

Panel Member, “Preaching Funerals,” HOML 530: Fundamentals of Preaching, University of the South; Sewanee, TN (April 11, 2023)

Guest Presenter, “Embodiment in the Pulpit,” Adventures in Ministry Program, Diocese of Central New York; Zoom (March 16, 2023)

Summer Bible Study Leader, “1 & 2 Samuel and Acts,” Monteagle Sunday School Assembly; Monteagle, TN (June – August 2021)

Guest Preacher, “Doxology for Speech Choir,” First United Methodist; Baldwin City, KS (March 12, 2020)

Guest Preacher, “Basil the Great,” Camp Gailor-Maxon; Monteagle, TN (June 16, 2019)

Guest Speaker, “Reflections on Luke’s Birth Narrative,” Elk River Missionary Baptist; Winchester, TN (December 9, 2018)

Guest Presenter, “Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Church,” Adult Forum, Otey Memorial Parish; Sewanee, TN (April 22, 2018)

Guest Preacher, “First, Follow,” St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; Little Rock, AR 
(February 25, 2018)

Guest Preacher, “Experiencing the Joy,” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Kansas City, MO (December 25, 2016). 

Baccalaureate Address, “Different Gifts, Consistent Grace,” Baker University; Baldwin City, KS (May 22, 2016)

Guest Preacher, “Family Value,” Osborne Chapel; Baldwin City, KS (October 15, 2015)


Earth & Altar

Tuesday Morning: A Resource for Ministry and Liturgical Preaching

  • “Proper 19, Year B, Mark 8:27-38,” vol. 23.3 (July – Sept. 2021)
  • “Proper 29, Year B, John 18:33-37” vol. 23.4 (Oct. – Dec. 2021)
  • “1 Advent, Year C, Luke 21:25-36” vol. 23.4 (Oct. – Dec. 2021)

Sermons That Work

Bible Studies That Work

From the Mountain

  • “Persistent Grace.” Spring 2017 Issue, pages 10-15.
  • “Preaching and Teaching as Ministry.” In Faculty News. Fall 2016 Issue, page 5. (Uncredited)
  • “Community Engagement Fellows: Witnessing Christ’s Healing Presence.” Spring 2016 Issue, pages 10-13.

Theology Monthly

  • “Expanding the Classroom Beyond its Borders.” January 2016. Web. 

Awards & Honors

Hethcock Scholar, University of the South (2015 – 2018)

Chancellor’s Scholar, University of the South (2015 – 2018)

Anne Kumpuris Scholarship (2017)

Outstanding Senior Award, Baker University (2013)

Nicholson Prize for Poetry, Baker University (2012)

Top Paper, Nebraska Undergraduate Communication Research Conference (2012)

Guise Prize for Excellence in Written and Oral Communication, Baker University (2011)

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society (2012)

Phi Beta Delta International Student Honors Society (2011)

Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society (2011)

Professional Organizations

Associate Member, Academy of Homiletics

Member, Society of Catholic Priests

Community Service & Engagement

Catechist, All Saints’ Chapel, University of the South, 2021-2022

Lector Training, 62nd Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, University of the South, 2021

Support Counselor, Zeta Chi Fraternity, 2020-2021

Celebrant and Preacher, St. Mary’s Convent (current)

Board of Trustees, University of the South (2016 – 2018)

Community Engagement Fellow for Prison Mentorship, University of the South (2015-2016)

Communication Studies Faculty Search Committee, Baker University (2011)

English Faculty Search Committee, Baker University (2011)

Student Handbook Revision Committee, Baker University (2010)

Certifications & Trainings

Safeguarding God’s Children/People (2015, 2018)

Diversity and Anti-Racism (2015, 2018, 2022)

Mental Health First Aid (2015)

Alcohol and Substance Abuse (2015)