I am the founder and director of Warriors on the Way. Warriors on the Way is a purpose designed pilgrimage for Combat Veterans for the sake of PTSD/Moral Injury Healing. The Warriors on the Way pilgrimage takes place on the Camino de Santiago, Spain. When not on pilgrimage, I provide spiritual direction, guiding people through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. I received my training as a spiritual director through the Magis Ignatian Spirituality program at Oblate School of Theology.
I previously served in the United States Army as a chaplain. While in the Army I deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the chaplain to Black Knights of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment in the 1st Cavalry Division. My career in the Army Chaplaincy culminated with an assignment as the Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the Army Medical Center and School in San Antonio, TX. In that position I wrote and taught the Army Chaplain’s course on how to provide a Ministerial Response to Moral Injury.
Prior to becoming a chaplain I was a US Army Paratrooper for many years. While stationed in New York I served as an adjunct professor for Empire State College (SUNY) teaching “Introduction to World Religions” and “Religious Thought in the World Perspective.” In 2017 I travelled to Kenya to teach a Ministerial Response to Trauma to the students at Bishop Hannington Theological College.
I have a BA from Excelsior College (Formerly Regents College, University State of New York). My theological education includes the Master of Divinity (Southwestern, Ft Worth), Master of Theology from (Cranmer Theological House, Houston), Master of Theology in Preaching (University of Wales, Wales), and Doctor of Ministry (University of Chester, England). Both of the degrees from the UK were done with Spurgeon’s College (London). My military education includes the Chaplain Basic Course, Chaplain Career Course, the Brigade Chaplain Functional Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Rough Terrain Parachutist Course, and the Air Assault School among others.
I post book reviews and essays on a variety of theological subjects at academia.edu. To see these essays click here.
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