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Ph.D. in Theology, with a concentration in moral theology, Catholic University of America (expected completion 2019)
M.A. in Theology with a concentration in systematic and dogmatic theology, St Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St Paul, MN (2015)
B.A. in Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2010)
ChurchPOP | Founder & Editor | August 2014 to present
ChurchPOP is a site for shareable Christian fun, humor, and inspiration.
Aleteia | Asst. Editor, Community Manager for English Edition | October 2012 to June 2014
First launched in the Fall of 2011, Aleteia is a project of the Foundation for Evangelization through Media led by Jesús Colina, the founder and former director of news agency Zenit. Aleteia seeks to be "the world from a Catholic perspective" and is published in six languages.
Golden Shovel Agency | Freelance copywriter | December 2012 to December 2013
I composed Facebook posts, Tweets, blog posts, and press releases for their clients.
For Dr. Christopher Thompson I did research and clerical work for the school of divinity. For Dr. Christian Washburn I did editing work for a book.
St Francis Xavier Parish (Buffalo, MN) | Director of Family Faith Formation | September 2010 to September 2012
At various points I managed the parish's K-10 faith formation program (+500 students), 1st Sacraments and Confirmation preparation, the high school youth group, adult faith formation offerings (including developing and teaching original courses), and summer vacation bible school (+120 children).
As research assistant for Dr. Jay Wood, I did research for one book and edited another. As his teaching assistant, I taught classes in his absence, tutored students, and graded homework and tests. As teaching assistant for Dr. Bob O'Connor, I graded homework and tests.
Wheaton College Advancement Department | Phonathon Supervisor, Team Captain, Caller | January 2007 to May 2010
I started as a Caller for Wheaton College's 'Phonathon' (in which students call alumni annually to raise money), was promoted in a few months to Team Captain, and finally to Supervisor, a position I held for two years until I graduated.