My vocation (or calling in life): pastor and missionary to the homeless.
My congregation: Welcome Ministry (Inglesia Santa Mary y Santa Marta, St. Francis, herchurch, Christ Church and St. Aidan’s), San Francisco.
My favorite hymn: “Oh Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel.”
My favorite Bible verse: Hosea 1:2. God says to Hosea: “take for yourself a wife of whoredom.” It shows the Bible is bigger and perhaps a more interesting read than some give it credit for.
My favorite person in the Bible: Jael.
My favorite liturgical season: Lent.
My favorite potluck dish: Tater-Tots casserole.
I prefer to sit here during worship: on the floor with the children.
Someone who inspires me: my grandmother.
People would be surprised to know that: I am dyslexic.
The best thing I learned in Sunday school: attendance is rewarded!
I was most proud of my congregation when: St. Francis got donations and gave away shoes to the homeless in response to my Easter sermon.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: bringing the good news to those who have been told it could never be for them.
I feel most Lutheran when: I sing.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I hug a homeless person.