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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Middle School Youth Guy & Instigator of Justice
Location Canton, Ohio, United States
Introduction i like to pick and choose when i use capital letters. i do middle school youth pastor sorts of things at First Friends, and am also their Instigator of Justice (the job title came with a sweet super hero cape, so i had to say yes). in my free time i give leadership to a small group ministry related to sexuality known as six19 and am an Associate Staff member with the CCO. i grew up in Canton, Ohio and live in a house there where i try to think about what it means to be a good neighbor. i hang out with students at Malone College (the college from whence i graduated), trying to help them think about living lives without compartments. I worked at Camp Gideon for 10 years. i miss the sunsets (among a myriad of other things). i enjoy discussing the emerging church, Quaker theology, HIV/AIDS issues, and the intersection of culture and Christ followers. i love the outdoors, get a kick out of leading worship, and half-heartedly pursue long-distance running.
Interests guitar, worship, foosball, outdoors, youth work, AIDS issues, reading, movies, purposeful conversation, pacifism, CS Lewis, Simone Weil, justice & injustice, journaling, redemption
Favorite Movies Garden State, Millions, Amistad, Finding Neverland, To End All Wars, Max Keeble's Big Move, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite Music david crowder band, mewithoutYou, MAE, delirious, anathallo, athlete, muse, harry connick jr., the shins, relient k, coldplay, keith green, matt redman, beck, iron & wine, explosions in the sky, mat kearney, arcade fire, rich mullins, LCD soundsystem, the frames, derek webb
Favorite Books Five Smooth Stones, Saint Ben, Jayber Crow, Cry the Beloved Country, Velvet Elvis, My Side of The Mountain, Hatchet, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler

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