Chicago native. Education: BA in music and minor in Spanish from St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana; Masters studies in musicology from Illinois State University; MDiv from Seabury Western Theological Seminary; Post graduate certificate in Healthcare ethics from Rush University. Ordination in the Episcopal Church - diaconate June 1995; priesthood December 1995. Served as a hospice chaplain for 16 years with a promotion to clinical manager/director for 5 years. Has concurrently served many congregations in the Diocese of Chicago throughout hospice ministry. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian as well as reads Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Latin, French, and German with a smattering of Japanese and Korean. Was installed as Rector of Holy Nativity on June 11, 2015 after serving as priest in charge since November 1, 2013.