A native North Jerseyan, exiled in the Philly ‘burbs…Aspiring professional academic and liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel…eldest sibling to three plus Josh. I enjoy economics, Semitic language, linguistics, Hebrew Bible, N.T. Wright, baseball, hockey, football, frisbee…these are a few of my favorite things.
From 2008 to 2012, I played all manner of instruments with three moody, broody Italian brothers in a band called The No Longer. I currently serve as director of contemporary worship at Lansdale PCA, and I am a candidate for gospel ministry under care of the Eastern Pennsylvania Presbytery.
I took undergraduate (2006) and graduate (2009) degrees in Biblical Studies from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), where I now serve as adjunct instructor in the School of Divinity. My graduate work began with a brief stint at Westminster Theological Seminary.
In January 2011, I began a graduate program in Old Testament at Stellenbosch University under the supervision of Louis C. Jonker. I received the Master of Theology (MTh) degree (cum laude) in March 2012 for a thesis entitled, “From Time-Bound to Timeless: The Rhetoric of Lamentations and its Appropriation.”
I am now a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch. My dissertation focuses on the role of the tribe of Benjamin in the rhetoric of Chronicles. I hope to finish before my son is old enough to remember how much his daddy was absent from his childhood (Lord willing, March 2014).