I grew up in central Illinois and was lucky to be raised as a member of the Unitarian Universalist church of Bloomington Normal. After graduating with a degree in visual art from Oberlin College, I spent twelve years as an artist and photographer before discovering my passion for ministry and faith formation. This passion culminated in a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard.
With a background in art and music, I try to bring a creative spirit to all that I do.
As a spiritual leader, I am committed to the values of empathy, compassion, social engagement, and honesty and strive to put these at the center of my ministry.
I strive to see the divine in the everyday experiences of life; my morning cup of coffee, the moment right before someone laughs, the feeling I get when I hear a song from my childhood, the sound of rain at night, or an unexpected moment of connection with a stranger.
I serve as the Assistant Minister of Community Life and Learning at First Parish Duxbury UU Church, where my focus is lifelong faith formation, social media and outreach, as well as ensuring that people feel seen and welcomed into our community.