I am a Unitarian Universalist minister who was recently accepted into preliminary fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

I am also a longtime professional creative, old school DIY-er, and recovering addict. In the early 00’s I wrote and recorded a folk-rock album with nothing but my guitar and my laptop computer, and enjoyed my time playing at as many cafes and bars in Seattle that would have me. After that I spent several years editing and publishing a literary magazine, and wrote poems and essays you can find scattered around the web.

Since attending seminary and becoming a UU minister, I have been working on another DIY effort called “The 4th Principle Project.” This is an innovative ministry which centers around bringing small group addiction curriculum to Unitarian Universalists in a variety of settings, from prisons to parish. You can find more information on that at 4thprinciple.org.

Currently, I serve as minister at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton, WA and as a learning fellow with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, an online church that serves members around the world. I have worked as an interfaith intern at Eagle Harbor Congregational, a chaplain at Harborview Medical Center (a Level 1 trauma hospital in Seattle) and as a pastoral intern at Chief Seattle Club (a day shelter for homeless and low-income urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives.) I am particularly called to addiction ministry, social justice and interfaith spiritual community.