Growing up on a farm in south-central Illinois, I have always been curious about the natural world. I heard the call to ministry when I was young and followed that call into ministry. I have served congregations in Connecticut while in seminary, and in Illinois. Presently I'm the pastor at First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn. My background includes interests in the arts, the natural world and in particular how our natural world, faith, spirituality, and the arts all intersect.