Originally from South Carolina, Jack has worked in higher education settings all across the United States and Europe. He currently works with pastors, other staff and lay leadership at West Linn Lutheran Church as their ministry operations and communications manager and is responsible for the day-to-day office administrative tasks at the church. In addition to this, he serves as the curator for administration and mission at Beloved Community, an ecumenical new monastic community supported jointly by the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church. Jack is also a certified spiritual director and loves to accompany others on all the life questions we often ask ourselves. Jack’s interests are connected to his passion for social justice and the desire to create community and space for others. Jack recently married his husband Chris, and lives in SE Portland. They love hiking, traveling and home improvement projects. Jack is excited to be part of the Oregon Synod Team. He sees ministry as an opportunity to draw the circle wider and looks forward to contributing to that sacred work.