I am excited to be part of the Saint Mark’s community as your School Chaplain and
Ministry Associate. I am from South Central Los Angeles and grew up in the Black
Pentecostal tradition, which is where I discovered my call to pastoral ministry.
Throughout the last decade, I served as a Campus Minister with Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship, a worship team musician at three non-denominational churches, a hybrid-pastoral fellow during the COVID-19 pandemic, and most recently, as a hospital
chaplain. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a B.A. in Legal Studies and a
minor in Theatre. I recently graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 2022 with
a Master of Divinity in Preaching, Arts and Worship. As a minister, I enjoy providing
spiritual care that is Christ-centered, embodied, compassionate, and justice-oriented.
During my MDiv program, I co-chaired the Black Caucus and implemented DEI
training for faculty and staff at Union Theological Seminary (UTS). Additionally, I
collaborated with The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas and the Episcopal Divinity
School at UTS in leading worship and reflections for pilgrimages in Alabama and at
the border of El Paso, TX and Juárez, Mexico around faith, justice, and identity.
Another aspect of ministry that I deeply enjoy is providing spiritual care that
incorporates the performing arts for youth and adults. I served as a Volunteer Theater
Director, a teacher at Oakland Freedom School, and an Extended Care Program
Leader at a charter school in Oakland. Outside of my ministry life, I enjoy reading a
book with a good cup of coffee, spending time with my wife Tyler (who is also a
chaplain), drumming, and cooking.