Hello –

I still don’t know how I got to this page, but here I am, finally!! I have been a hospital chaplain for 17 years, in my current setting for 2 years. The hospital I work at now is amazing, it feels like I’ve landed in the “promised land” and I keep waiting to wake up!


I am an ELCA pastor, married to an ELCA pastor – she works as an executive director of a church ministry to help folks avoid homelessness – she’s awesome and we’ve been together for 14 years. We have 2 rescue dogs and a bird. We live in a suburb of St. Paul, MN about 6 miles from where I grew up. I did spend some time in Dallas in the 90’s – I went down for the summer and stayed for 7 years.


Brene Brown is awesome and I’m really looking forward to this course . . . if I can figure out the technological piece.