It's amazing to think this new vocational journey officially began just two years ago, and what a rich and rewarding time it's been. I have had the privilege of traveling alongside an incredible range of congregations, denominational bodies, and religious institutions, and I'm indebted to the clergy and leaders who have welcomed me and the singing, noticing, and exploration we've done together.
As a third year of interim/transitional work begins, I want to lift up each of the congregations and organizations I've had the honor of serving.
The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa - La Mesa, CA
Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ - San Diego, CA
The San Diego Partnership of UCC Churches
Kensington Community Church UCC - San Diego, CA
Metropolitan New York Synod (ELCA) - New York, NY
Synod of the Northeast - PCUSA
St. James Presbyterian Church - New York, NY
Memorial United Methodist Church - White Plains, New York
St. John's Episcopal Church - Ross, CA
Broadway Presbyterian Church - New York, NY
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Carthage Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Cincinnati, OH
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland - Oakland, CA
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Portland, OR
Southern California Nevada Conference of the UCC
Oaklands Presbyterian Church USA - Oaklands, MD
Windham Association, CT Conference, UCC
Setauket Presbyterian Church - Setauket, NY
Faith Lutheran Church of Chico, California (ELCA)
NEXT Church - Kansas City, MO
Vermont Conference, UCC
Synod of Alberta and the Territories - Alberta, Canada
Presbytery of Southern New England
Park Avenue Christian Church - New York, NY
Big Tent 2017 - St. Louis, MO
Not So Churchy - Brooklyn, NY
St. Lydia's - New York, NY
Music That Makes Community - New York, NY
Eden Theological Seminary - St. Louis, MO
Special thanks to the dynamic clergy and worship leaders I've worked alongside who have taught me so much: Kaji Douša, Mary Sue Brookshire, Ginger Strickland, Chris Shelton, Derrick McQueen, Jeanette Zaragoza, Beth Kelly, Deb Avery, Alan Dicken, Brett Webb-Mitchell, LeAnn McDannel Hodges, Mary Speers, Ben Ireta Colahan, Adele Crawford, Emily Scott, Jacob Slichter, Mieke Vandersall, Tony De La Rosa, Christopher Grundy and David M. Greenhaw, among others!
And deepest gratitude to Ann M Johns (and dearly missed David), Donald and Ellen Schell, Gretchen Olson and Sacha Kopp, Karen and Kristian Wold, Damayanthi Niles, and all those who have opened their homes to this wandering minstrel. I owe you all another home-cooked meal.
Keep posted as I'll be sharing this fall's work soon. With God's strength and grace there is more to come.