Education: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), BS Psychology/History Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MDiv
About Me: I am an avid Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan; this means I am loyal to a fault and no stranger to suffering. I am married (Selena) and have two little boys (Micah and Lucas). When I'm not at work, you can probably find me scouring a nearby garage sale or thrift store for vintage jazz vinyls.
Interests: I love learning about all things Chicago: architecture, history, food, and the neighborhoods. I also enjoy reading modernist literature.
Favorite Music: Bebop Jazz: Bird, Coltrane, Miles, Dizzy, Monk, Mingus, Blakey Rock: U2, Radiohead Gospel: Marvin Sapp
Most influential: Henri Nouwen for his insight. MLK for his vision. Bono for his passion. Mother Teresa for her compassion. My father for his corrections. My sons for their innocence. My wife for her patience.
Favorite Movies: The Godfather, Glory, Braveheart, Gladiator
Favorite Books: The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky), To the Lighthouse (Woolf), Anna Karenina (Tolstoy), The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner), Dubliners (Joyce), The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger), The Adventures of Augie March (Bellow), Invisible Man (Ellison), Three Lives (Stein)
Favorite TV: Bears, Bulls and Cubs games. ESPN Sportscenter. History Detectives.
I'd Like to Meet: Nelson Mandela.