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About me

Industry Religion
Occupation Episcopal priest
Location Vermont, United States
Introduction I am a life-long Episcopalian, who has been ordained since 1993. I was rector of a family-size congregation from 1994-2008 and and ended three years as priest in partnership at a pastoral-size congregation in Vermont's fourth-largest city (Rutland) in 2011. Now I am vicar of a tiny congregation in the Green Mountains of Vermont. I am involved in church governance at the diocesan, church-wide and international Anglican levels. I was a member of a CREDO faculty team working with the clergy and lay leaders of l'Eglise Episcopale d'Haiti. I also try to go to El Salvador a few times a year and am officially Canon Missioner of the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador (since 2004). In 2007, I finished the 1570 km Chemin de Saint Jacques/Camino de Santiago de Compostela. I greatly enjoy hiking in the Vermont Greens and NH Whites and reflect on those hikes. In 2010 I also completed walking the 273 mile-long Long Trail in the Green Mountains of Vermont... maybe next the Appalachian Trail? Lastly but most important, I am a cat-fanatic. (N.B. Whatever I post here does not reflect either the opinions of my congregation or of The Episcopal Church but merely those of an individual.)
Interests CATS, hiking (mountain), long-haul walking (Camino de Santiago/Chemin de Saint Jacques, Long Trail), bicycling, rowing, choral singing, classical guitar, avid reader
Favorite Movies Into Great Silence (Le Grand Silence)
Favorite Music Basically anything (I do NOT like country, rap or hiphop). Favourites: Baroque, classical, world fusion, rock. And I am getting a good collection of music I hear in El Salvador.
Favorite Books Rereads: Mark Salzman's Lying Awake. Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible. General reading: political/social analysis, theology, spiritual writing, worldwide events, current history.