I am a student of the arts, the Bible, and the Christian tradition. Originally from the small mountain town of Ellijay, Georgia, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia (2006) and a Master of Arts in Theology and Arts from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (2010). I am the former youth minister of Sardis Baptist Church in Canton, Georgia (2006-2007) and pastoral intern at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville (2011-2012). I have had a lifelong passion for engaging the arts and for pursuing great craftsmanship in whatever medium I am presented with, from oil paints to words on paper. My artwork has been displayed in exhibits at both the Georgia State Capitol and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Nowadays, I can normally be found perusing Louisville’s eclectic bohemia and serving in various ministries for Sojourn. I enjoy writing (both creative and research-based), making art, and discovering and enjoying great literature, art, film, theater, and music.