No, I am not Christ on the Streets; WE, collectively, are Christ on the Streets. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from Cal State Long Beach (2003) and a Masters of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology (2007) I was ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on August 26, 2007. I struggle with privilege and cling to the fundamentals of what it means to be Christian: Love God, and love your neighbor … or, as it was put by the Prophet Micah, “God has showed you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
After serving two wonderful, small, urban churches, I currently have the joy and privilege of working for the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, supporting a program with the goal of helping young people ages 14 to 24 learn about the workplace, find a mentor and enter a path to meaningful and lifelong employment.
Ideally, I want to serve as a church pastor in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area – full time or part time, interim, transitional, or permanent – but for now, I am available to fill in for pastors who need a break, preaching and performing other liturgical duties, or officiating weddings, funerals, or memorial services in the Greater Los Angeles area.