About Me

About Me photoI am the full-time Director of Youth Ministry at Church of the Nativity, a Roman Catholic Parish in Timonium, Maryland.

This is my website. It is focused on equipping, encouraging and educating youth ministers to serve in the church for the long haul. Just as you get through a marathon one step at a time, the key to successful ministry is to take it one day at a time.

I write on the systems, structures, resources and habits of an efficient and durable ministry; however, from time to time I will share with you something else occupying my time and attention.
My goal is to share with you the wisdom and insight I’ve acquired from the great minds of leaders I admire as well as my own personal experience.

I typically post 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). To stay plugged in on the freshest posts, you can subscribe via E-MAIL.

A Little More About Me:
I graduated from Xavier University in 2003 with a BA in Communications: Electronic Media. I moved to Baltimore in the fall of 2003 where I served as a Jesuit Volunteer for a year. During that time, I was a case manager at Chase Brexton, a health care facility located in the heart of Baltimore. After my year of volunteering I felt God’s calling, although not entirely sure of it, into Student Ministry. In the summer of 2004, I was hired by Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland as a Middle School Youth Minister. After two years they decided to give me the high school as well. Today I oversee grades 6-12 and young adults (18-24) as the Director of Student Ministry.

While I spend most of my time writing on Marathon Youth Ministry you can also read my posts on Youth Ministry 360 and Download Youth Ministry. I’ve also been published in Group Magazine (July/Aug 2012 edition) and the Immerse Journal (Going Deeper With Doug Pagitts 575 Weeks). My blog is also syndicated through the website Churchleaders.com.

I also want to invite you to join Tom Corcoran (Co-Author Of Rebuilt) and I for the Rebuilt Podcast.  In this podcast we discuss why we do what we do at my parish Church of the Nativity.  You can subscribe here at itunes.

I have been married for six years to my beautiful wife Kate, and together we have two awesome boys Matthew and Benjamin. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, working outside in the yard, hiking, and most especially running.

My Contact Information:
You can contact me by filling out the Contact Me form on the left or follow me on Twitter and Instagram.