I am ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ, and have practiced Zen meditation since 1999. I hold a certificate in interfaith spiritual direction from The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California. I completed my Master of Divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion and my Master of Social Work degree at Smith College School for Social Work.
My deep passion is supporting people on the journey as they seek healing and wholeness for themselves and others. In my work as a spiritual director, I am most excited about helping people build joyful, grounded, and sustainable spiritual lives.
I am a white, settler, cisgender, queer male. I am committed to the ongoing work of decolonization and dismantling white supremacy. I seek to understand the ways racism and colonization cloud my spiritual life and my vocational call. In my practice, I seek to support others in the ways they are impacted spiritually by racism and colonization.
I grew up in Maine, in traditional Penobscot territory, where I lived most of my life until moving to the Bay Area in 2010. While I love Anchor Steam beer and The Smokehouse, you’ll always win me over with some clam chowder and an Allagash White.