Love. Listen. Trust. Lead. Collaborate.
The practice of relationship-centered leadership offers invitations grounded in holy listening that develop trust and make collaboration the natural outcome. I recognize and encourage opportunities that lead to active mission grounded in healthy spiritual community.
The blessing of the future is a gift from our past experience mediated by our present reflection. Engaging best practices that lead to listening to God and each other form the basis for deepening faith, embracing hope, and sharing love. Consequently, I teach, influenced by the Rule of St. Benedict, “We belong to one another. Together, with God’s help, we can make one another stronger.”
You are invited to explore this website and determine if my 29 years of ordained leadership experience can be of service in the form of workshops, coaching, and guiding transitions (both personal and corporate). 2019 will be a year of discovery for me as I work as a member of the faculty of the Interim Ministry Network, serve as supply clergy, and develop my thinking concerning the Enneagram and self-reflective practice. Click here to contact me.
A Sermon featuring the love of Mary Hatch from It’s a Wonderful Life
I originally preached this sermon on The Second Sunday In Lent (2 Lent Year A) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – Sunday, March 12, 2017. I have not posted a sermon since I retired on October 1, 2018 as I have been in the pews not the pulpit. The sermon features a conversation with Nicodemus and Jesus wherein Jesus uses the love of Mary Hatch from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life to explain the love that does not condemn the world but saves the world. The theme works during Advent/Christmas as well as Lent (especially after watching It’s a Wonderful Life!).
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Sermon for The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
(Proper 20 B RCL) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – September 23, 2018. This was my final sermon offered before this wonderful congregation as I retired from Active Parish Ministry on October 1, 2018.
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8 Deadly Thoughts and the Yellow Pad Discipline
- When you view the teaching offered on March 26, 2014, you will join me as I explore my personal learning from my doctoral work (2014) apply it in a class setting to a more personal exploration of Spiritual (Ascetical) Theology as expressed in the Eight Deadly Thoughts utilizing a practice I call the Yellow Pad Discipline (YPD). The title of the teaching is Reflection-in-Action Practices that Influence Response to the Anxiety Expressed in the Eight Deadly Thoughts.
Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram
- I offered this teaching offered June 7, 2016 entitled Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram as a workshop at the Interim Ministry Network Annual Conference. The audio is my commentary on the work linking the deep biographies of the nine Enneagram types with the Reflection in Action Synthesis (RiAS) I developed as part of my doctoral studies. Slides reinforce the audio. Find resources and presentation description on the Practice-Enneagram page.