My work as a priest has been in both parish ministry and in teaching the New Testament. I enjoy the blend of pastoral work and teaching of Scripture. I was ordained in 1981, while I was in graduate school. After seminary at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, I earned my Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in affiliation with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
I am currently serving as Interim Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, Texas.
Most of my research and publications have been in the Pauline letters and rhetorical criticism.
In addition to serving churches in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Louisiana, I taught at Codrington College, the theological seminary of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, for six and a half years. I have also taught in diocesan schools of theology in four dioceses in the United States.
I am a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. I was also elected to membership in Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. I currently serve as secretary-treasurer of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.