The RunninRev

The RunninRev

TO BUILD COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH RUNNING AND SELF-CARE

TO BUILD COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH RUNNING AND SELF-CARE

COMMUNITY

We are created to be in community with one another. Community is what supports us when we are low, celebrates our highs, and is a constant point of gathering in our lives. While the people in our community may change expressions of community are the constant to drive us forward.

Building community is one of my great passions because I have recognized how the nature of community can help us grow in faith. Community is the primary focus of my vision because of this nature of growth.

Building Community Through:

FAITH

As a pastor in the United Methodist Church, I seek to build “Christian community” by serving as a leader in the local community. I am currently serving in Suffolk, Va at Beech Grove United Methodist Church. We see God calling us to be “a visible church without walls, strengthening our community by connecting resources to needs through partnerships.”

SELF-CARE

When faced with vocational burnout, I wanted to explore what it meant to truly care for myself, so that I could better care for those God entrusted in my care. As a self-care advocate I seek to build community through writing and podcasting to develop a theology of self-care. In working with others, we can grow and learn better manners and rituals to care for ourselves as well as better care for others.

RUNNING

As a lifelong runner, I have experienced the benefit that running in community can offer. I love to gather with other runners and share stories, experiences, and even some miles together. I seek to build community to help make our community stronger by being active together. No matter your pace or ability there is always a place for everyone. 

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