|Autobiography:||I grew up in the city of Chicago|
BA Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (Art, Religion, Anthropology)
MA Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO (Peace and Justice Studies)
M.Div. Pacific Lutheran Theological School
I've read and am drawn to works by Walter Brueggemann, Frederick Buechner, Walter Wink, Barabara Taylor, Mary Oliver, Marcus Borg, Julia Cameron, many contemporary books of fiction, The books of Genesis, Exodus, Kings, Job, Jonah and Luke/Acts. I'm a fan of and "read" various sorts of music...Leo Kottke, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, REM, Bob Dylan, Springsteen, The Wailin Jennies, my two children's instrument practices, and Greg Brown.
I've taught college Ceramics courses and continue to work in clay in my studio. I see the Gospel in colors and try to tell its story through the arts within the congregation in any way possible. I spend time at Holden Village and seek out educational opportunities that expand upon my desire to connect faith and the arts and justice. I also love construction and repairing anything.