My book about how God grabbed me called Too Smart for God is scheduled for a mid-November 2019 release! Look for details coming soon.

No one is more surprised that I am a pastor than me!  An agnostic/atheist  from 18 to my early 30’s, I never thought I’d be IN a church, much less UP FRONT leading worship.  This blog is a place for theological and personal reflections of an unexpected Christian and Pastor.

As a former contestant on JEOPARDY! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, there is sure to be ample trivia in these posts as well.

Currently, I’m pastor at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millersville, Maryland.  I’m blessed to have an amazing wife and two awesome young adult kids – a son and a daughter

You can contact me using the form below.  If you enter your e-mail address, I’ll get back to you . . .



11 Responses to About

  1. robstroud says:

    You can’t possibly be wearing a size six collar as portrayed, can you? I’m an LCMS pastor (formerly ALC during your atheist days). Enjoyed your post. Blessings in your ministry!


  2. fanta_esque says:

    You sound just like my husband, he’s heading for ordination and nobody was no surprised than he to have woken up one day to say ‘I’m going to be a priest’. Enjoying the blog immensely! Thank you


    • Thank you for your comment – and I apologize for my delay in responding. Busy-ness has kept me away from the blog for a while. Blessings to your husband and to you as you navigate the road God has guided you on.


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  4. I flippin’ love Jeopardy.

    -Tasha, The Bridge Chicago


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  6. Nickel Boy Graphics says:

    Have really enjoyed reading through some of your posts! Looking forward to reading more!


  7. First, I don’t know what to expect when I saw that “Unexpected Pastor”. So, today I check it out. May you be fruitful for the One you follow.


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