Curriculum Vitae

St. Luke Lutheran Church – Haslett, MI.
Associate Pastor (2012-Present)
Relief: A Christian Literary Expression
Managing Editor (2013-2014)
Michigan State University—East Lansing, MI.
M.A. Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (2017)
Concordia Seminary—Saint Louis, MO.
Master of Divinity (2012)
Concordia University—Ann Arbor, MI.
B.A. English, Pre-Seminary Program (2008)
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies – Graduate Fellow
Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Class: “Teaching Apologetics in the Congregation”
Honors & Awards
Notable Essay – Houghton-Mifflin’s 2010 Best American Essays Anthology (2010)
Travel Grant to Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (2010)
Kuhlmann Homiletics Endowment (2011-2012)
David H. C. Read Preacher-Scholar Nominee (2012)
Conference Presentations (selected)
Concordia Seminary Theological Symposium – September 2014
PhD in Humanities Conference – University of Louisville – March 2012
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference – Brigham Young University – June 2010
American Culture Association National Conference – April 2010
             Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Post-Modern World
                      Co-Authored with Dr. Gene Veith Jr. – Concordia Publishing House (2017)
Being Lutheran – Concordia Publishing House (2016)
Why Should I Trust the Bible? – Concordia Publishing House (2016)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Concordia Journal – Christ Coming to Us: Luther’s Rhetoric of Location
Concordia Journal – Inclined to Boast: Social Media and Self-Justification
Published Articles (selected)
The University of Chicago Divinity School – Sightings: Religion in Public Life
Sin and Social Media 
Duke Divinity School – Faith & Leadership: What Does the Fox Say?
Duke Divinity School – Faith & Leadership: Running out the Clock
Lutheran Quarterly – Review: Inviting Community 
Relief Journal – Volume 3, Issue 1 – Modern Love: The Findings of a Sorority Chaplain
The Cresset – Easter 2011 – Riding with Mani
The Cresset – Trinity 2011 – A Reluctant Revisionist
The Cresset – Advent 2011 – Seuss, Serapion, and Scripture
The Cresset – Advent 2012 – Toward a Zombie Theology
The Cresset – Michaelmas 2013 – Saint Timothy: Patron Saint of Peach Fuzzed Pastors