Thank you for visiting our website. I'm the new Pastor of Cathedral of Hope Houston! I'm very excited about the life and future of our congregation! I grew up right here in Houston, TX and was spiritually formed in the evangelical church. In fact, I now identify as a Progressive Evangelical that still believes in the saving power of Jesus Christ. I agree with my mentor who once said, "I know that Jesus is not all the God there is, but in Him, I have all the God I can stand."
That's a taste of my theology for you, but it is not solely representative of our congregation. We are a community of UCCers, Baptists, Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, New Age, Agnostics, Nones and believe it or not, even a couple Atheists. While we differ in beliefs and theology, there's one thing we all agree on: No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Soon we will embark on a new journey, a new mission: United in Spirit and inspired by God's grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all. And we will live in to this mission through three great loves: Love of Children, Love of Neighbor, and Love of Creation. If this excites you, join us! We gather for worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
If you are impressed by credentials and education, here are mine:
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2007 - University of Phoenix
Master of Divinity, 2012 - Union Theological Seminary
MS in Positive Organization Development and Change, 2018 - Case Western Reserve University
Houston Food Bank Young Professionals Board, 2014 – 2015
Young Professionals Board of Bering Omega, 2012 – 2013
Houston Grand Opera’s Young Professionals, 2011 – 2013
Houston Association of the United Church of Christ Foundation Board, 2016 - Present
Houston Association Committee on Ministry, 2016 - Present
Interim Director of Worship