After studying at Duke University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, I was involved for eight years in pastoral ministry as a youth minister and church planter. After the heartbreak of a failed church plant, I took a position in 1992 teaching Bible at a Christian high school in Nashville, TN. During that time, I also coached the varsity boys track and cross country teams. Here I found my real quest for the next twenty years, connecting the Bible to the hearts of high school students. Toward the end of that time, I felt the Holy Spirit’s urgings to pursue a new quest, one that would involve connecting the Bible to the hearts of men. Despite my initial fears and objections, my community encouraged me to begin something new. So in 2012, I left full-time teaching to begin Landmark Journey Ministries.
For the last seven years, I have seen God open many new and wonderful doors. But the most compelling new opportunity was the chance to be trained as a spiritual director. I love doing this ministry and participating with the Holy Spirit in what He is doing in someone’s life. I often leave my times of spiritual direction feeling wonder at seeing God’s hand at work in our sessions. I work with men, and my general emphases in direction include structuring silence with God, articulation of core desires, Ignatian spirituality, inner healing prayer, and learning to discern God’s voice.
Besides in-person sessions, I can offer them online for those not in the Nashville, TN area. I also offer a free initial session.
I am an ordained minister and a certified spiritual director through the Institute of Christian Spirituality of Lipscomb University. I am also the author of 3 books: Landmarks (B&H, 2013), Divided (Thomas Nelson, 2015), and Heroic (B&H, 2019).
If you want to see more of what I do with spiritual direction, go to the website link: https://landmarkjourneyministries.com/spiritual-direction/