Welcome to Preacher on the Plaza!
I’ve been at this blogging thing since before blogging was cool (2006) and I’m glad we found each other here.
I’m a pastor who serves churches these days through short-term interims and supply preaching and am a proud progressive Christian who believes in God’s welcome for all people. In September, I will begin a new post as Senior Minister of the Palisades Community Church in Washington, DC. I was ordained in the American Baptist tradition in 2006 but have been warmly welcomed in recent years by the Disciples of Christ, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian USA among other sister denominations.
I’m an author who believes in telling vulnerable stories. For 8 years I struggled with miscarriage, infertility, and adoption loss for many years and wrote a memoir about it called Birthed.
I’m a mother to one particular little girl and to other adopted kids all over the world through the foundation I started called Our Courageous Kids.
I believe in loyalty, enduring friendships, and eating chocolate chip cookies hot out of the oven (otherwise they’re not worth the calories).
And, I’m restless if I don’t have my next trip planned.
Some of my more interesting jobs have included cashier at Chick-fil-A while in high school in Chattanooga, TN, floor girl at Ann Taylor in downtown Washington, DC right out of grad school, and 5th grade teacher in inner city Birmingham, AL for one year out of college.
I blog to explore how I’m learning to care for my own soul, my adventures in the advocacy world both in the US and around the world, and I post sermons I’ve preached sometimes (because you asked to see them).
Want to chat off? Just contact me. I’d love to meet you, really!
Note: that any comments I share on this blog are solely my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my denominations, the schools where I have degrees (Samford University or Duke Divinity School), my family members, or all people of faith.