Hello! So glad you have taken an interest in finding more about me. Originally form Baltimore, MD, I now reside in Wallingford, PA and am a member of Trinity Church Swarthmore, in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. First ordained as a Deacon in 2001 and received holy orders to the priesthood in 2009. I previously served as Deacon-in-Charge at St. Mary’s Chester, PA and Priest -in-Charge at Holy Apostles and The Mediator, and is currently building a ministry in Spiritual Direction & Reconciliation. In 2010 I developed and founded the website Crustybread: A Ministry of Reconciliation which then became a daily blog post for spiritual reflection and meditation. The purpose of the site is to help individuals understand themselves as spiritual beings in a physical world and can be read daily at crustybreadblog.com. I am enjoying my ministry serving as a Spiritual Director for individuals and groups. Additionally, I am working on two books of meditation and reflection and hope to publish them in English and Spanish. Welcome to my site and I hope that it provides encouragement for your journey in Christ. These days you can find me at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Chester, PA.
Sometimes life is like crusty bread; hard on the outside yet light and fluffy on the inside! For certain our environment plays a part, but eventually, our life becomes our own responsibility. Yes, others approach us, but ultimately we make the decision to do the things we do. In life we are all born a little rough around the edges but deep within us their is a gentle soul that yearns for the The Spirit that eventually softens the whole body which has always been precious in the eyes of The One who ultimately created this life from the beginning. You know, if crusty bread sits too long the crumb inside becomes hard also, so I encourage you to eat because the Word is always fresh :)!
Crusty Bread is a ministry of reconciliation. This blog is designed to give a daily word, hopefully to encourage you to eat and live for God’s purpose. It is based on the RCL (Revised Common Lectionary) and Daily Office of the Episcopal Church. I would love to hear from you. If you have any question or comments leave it on the blog. I will always try to respond in a timely manner. Thank you and God bless!