About The Blog
You are on a spiritual journey, whether you realize it or not! Whether you are religious or not, whether you are pious or not, whether you profess a creed or not, you still are on a spiritual journey.
This blog is for people who want to be more intentional about their journey and would like to have a friend accompany them on their way.
Welcome to the journey!
[Photo: My friend Greg Wissinger and I hiked up Old Rag Mountain near Sperryville, Virginia in June 2019.]
I retired as a United Methodist pastor in 2019, after serving as pastor to Cunningham United Methodist Church (Palmyra, VA) for ten years. In retirement, I currently am serving as the part-time pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (Esmont, VA) and Scottsville United Methodist Church (Scottsville, VA).
In a previous career, I worked as an attorney for twenty-seven years. I spent most of my legal career working as in-house counsel for shopping center developers.
I graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary (MDiv 2009; DMin 2016) and was fully ordained as an Elder in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church (2013). I am currently enrolled in the Spiritual Guidance Program of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and I am a member of Spiritual Directors International.
This blog is part of my "ministry in retirement" of offering spiritual guidance and friendship to people on the journey.
My wife Carol and I have been married for almost forty-four years. We have three adult children and two awesome grandchildren.