Wildwood Wisdom

nourishing our wild and precious lives

Nature & Forest
Coaching

Ecotheraputic coaching
with individuals and groups.

afterschool
Programs

Creative nature activities
for children and teens.

walkshops
and retreats

Reconnect with nature and
realign your inner compass.

Not That Kind of Christian

Not That Kind of Christian

Church Love Theology
In case you weren’t sure, I’m a Christian.  But wait, I’m not that kind of Christian. I’ve felt it and said it dozens of...
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Murderers, terrorists and me

Murderers, terrorists and me

Church Theology
This statement “love the sinner, hate the sin” – or some version of it shows up in my world every couple of...
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Devastated by your joy

Church Homosexual Lifestyle
I am leading with my pain today so I pray you will forgive the undercurrent of anger in my words....
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A little more about me

I earned my M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where my studies focused on progressive and liberation theologies. While at Candler I engaged deep study of pastoral counseling, contemplative practices, constructivist pedagogy and a myriad of soulful shenanigans. 

Since 2008, I’ve led hundreds of hours of in person and online spiritual practices in forests, parks, schools, pubs, Second Life, Livestream.com, Zoom and on Facebook.

I am currently living in The Netherlands where I moved with my wife five years ago. Previously I’ve worked as…

  • the director of digital strategy at Agnes Scott College,
  • minister of digital community with Extravagance UCC,
  • an online teacher and organizer for the Center for Progressive Renewal and The Beatitudes Society,
  • chaplain at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
  • instructional technology specialist for the Neighborhood Charter School,
  • stage manager for over a dozen productions,
  • educational tour guide at Zoo Atlanta,
  • and aerial photographer!

 
I am also:

Veriditas trained labyrinth guide;
certified as an outdoor life coach;
an ANFT nature therapy guide student
and actively engaged in Active Hope learning experiences.

 
The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. I hope that this offering will be one in which we can flourish and discern together how best to live into that fiercely tender calling.