“When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this – when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?” – Tony Campolo
A leader in faith-based and non-profit circles for over twenty years, this is where I shine. I’m passionate about the broken and hurting finding hope for a brighter future through long-term development solutions. I pair a heart of compassion with a desire to gather resources effectively to love our neighbor through a stronger community. I am hands on, committed to achieving the vision laid before me while willing to roll up my sleeves or help with a volunteer project. I enjoy relationship building, vision casting, being in front of a crowd, and a good laugh. I have extensive experience in fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, fiscal planning/oversight, infrastructure development, program design and evaluation, and staff supervision.
Subject of my college thesis
Author: Let Justice Roll Down
Author: Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development
Author: When Charity Destroys Dignity
Author: Growing Givers Hearts
Senior Pastor: Harrisburg Brethren In Christ Church
HEROES (In Addition to the above)
Jesus Christ, Elizabeth Schwarty, My boys, My parents, Jackie Robinson, Ron Sider, Clayton Kershaw, Tony Campolo, Fred Rogers, Tim Whelan, Martin Luther King Jr., Cedra Washington, Bono, Dan Eisenhauer, Steve Taylor, Vin Scully, Dwight Ozard, Steve Faus, St. Francis of Assisi, Paul Wessell, Chris Book, Richard Rohr, Lou Astuto and many other family, friends and colleagues…my life is a rich tapestry of so many wonderful influences
Running, Music, Comedy, Time with my wife and boys, Baseball, Time with friends, Reading, Movies, Trains
Married to my rock, Elizabeth, for 25 years and have two boys ages 14 and 12.
I’ve called Harrisburg, Pennsylvania my home for 25 years, but am thankful for an upbringing that broadened my perspective on the world. I was born in Choma, Zambia and also fondly recall my growing up years in Pasadena, California and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.