I am a born and bred Methodist who loves our denomination’s twin emphases of personal devotion to God and meeting the needs of the wider world. I have been privileged to serve 7 churches across 4 decades. I was thrilled to return to the Central Valley in the summer of 2018, having spent many formative years in both Lodi and Stockton.
I am excited that Holy Cross has a great blend of ages and cultures and perspectives: we are a vital body of believers. Our adaptability has been tested by the COVID-19 crisis and we have found ways to stay connected and supportive of each other while still in service to people beyond our congregation.
Beginning this fall, we will be engaging in a 9-month exploration of the most important stories in the Bible, inviting everyone to grow in their understanding of God’s word through weekly worship, small group studies, and devotional practices. It is going to be a great season of deepening understanding amid supportive fellowship.
In addition to my pastoral service, I enjoy my life with Sybella, my wife of 38+ years. We both enjoy music, especially singing, and then pursue divergent interests: she loves to garden, and I relish woodworking.
It is a high honor to be the pastor here at Holy Cross. Join us!