Curriculum Vitae

Experience
St. Luke Lutheran Church – Haslett, MI.
Associate Pastor (2012-Present)
Relief: A Christian Literary Expression
Managing Editor (2013-2014)
Education

Concordia Seminary—Saint Louis, MO.

Ph.D. Candidate (Present)

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)
Fellowships
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies – Graduate Fellow
Teaching
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
Books
             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
(Accepted/Forthcoming)
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