A Christian of Jewish origins, I have been an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church since 1993, focusing on church planting and congregational vitality. Prior to ordination I was a consultant in organizational development, strategic planning, and conflict resolution. I hold a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, with honors in Church History for my research thesis on the Jewish origins of early Christianity, published in "Jewish Christianity in the Early Church." When not occupied with the business of pastoring and growing the theologically diverse congregation I helped plant, I am available for presentations, workshops, and coaching on the concepts outlined in "Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community beyond Us and Them."see more