January 1, 2022 will be the first day of my new appointment as pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo, IL.  Due to the retirement of both pastors there, I will serve as an interim until June 30, 2022.  There are two types of interim pastorates:  caretaker and transitional.  The first focuses on care and restoration, the second on initiating changes.  My work is of the transition type.  You can read an article I wrote on transitional interim ministry if you click here.

Welcome to my website.  It is the repository of both my work (papers, sermons, projects…) and personal archives (photos, recipes, etc.), a work in progress.

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This past fall I wrote four essays in memory of my father. Click here to read them.

The photos below are a sample from my recent 20 day road trip to the northwest (August 4-23, 2021.  

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Click Here to read my trip diary: The US Northwest, August 2021