Our Story

Carmel and I love hospitality. She gets to practice it every day as the administrative assistant at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock and as a host of retreatants here at Cedar Ridge. I get to enjoy offering hospitality in my ministry as a spiritual director and supervisor, as well as through our work at Cedar Ridge. We truly enjoy offering to others opportunities to rest, reflect, and grow in intimacy with God. 

Carmel and I got married in 2018 and have one adult daughter, Brianna. We also have a Sheltie named Luna, who is the queen of Cedar Ridge. In addition to offering hospitality, Carmel and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling, music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

I am blessed to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Meinrad College and a Masters of Divinity from Notre Dame in New Orleans. I completed a three-year training program in spiritual direction from the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University, and also received supervision training in spiritual direction from the Sophia Spirituality Center. I am a member of Spiritual Directors International and have been offering spiritual direction and retreats for twenty years.

Throughout my life, I have been blessed with opportunities to teach, counsel, write, minister, lead retreats and provide spiritual direction. I also have experience in business, startups, non-profit administration, public speaking, facilitating workshops, adult learning and training programs, and strategic planning and coaching. I am the author of The Intimacy You Desire and Becoming Wholehearted. Please let us know if we can serve you, your church, faith formation group, or family. We hope to see you at Cedar Ridge soon.