By day I help high-impact businesses, nonprofits, and thought leaders connect with their audiences through effective and engaging platforms. I am also co-director of communications for Lemonade International, a nonprofit that supports holistic and homegrown community development work in La Limonada, Guatemala.
Previously, I worked for a creative agency called Changegoat and in communications and media relations for World Vision. As a journalist, I have written for Christianity Today, RELEVANT, Comment, PRISM, Fieldnotes, and others.
I serve on the board of advisors for Shared Justice, a division of the Center for Public Justice, and on the board of directors for The Rock CDC, in conjunction with Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix.
To get a feel for what my blog is all about, take a look this sampling of some popular posts.
- Is justice enough?
- The end of reading
- Missionaries, cultural imperialism, and The Poisonwood Bible
- Faithful presence and its antithesis
- Religion, politics, and unintended consequences
I grew up as a dual citizen in Guatemala, the son of American missionaries doing linguistic work in a Mayan community in the western highlands of San Marcos during the country’s protracted civil war.
After moving with my family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania during high school, I studied communication and journalism at Millersville University. Following graduation I spent three months in Cambodia, living with a Buddhist family and volunteering with World Relief as a photojournalist. Upon returning home, I worked with Church World Service, assisting Cuban refugees with the resettlement process and helping them to become self-sufficient in their new country.
Eventually I enrolled at Eastern University where I earned an MA in international development, focusing my research on human rights and environmental concerns related to a large Canadian-owned gold mine near my childhood home in Guatemala. I later published my story and research findings as Bowing to the Golden Calf.
Following grad school, I moved to Washington, DC for an internship with World Vision, and after a brief stint helping some friends launch an education-focused nonprofit in Costa Rica, I returned to work for World Vision in media relations and communications in the ensuing years.
We live in sunny Tempe, Arizona and attend Christ Church Anglican in Phoenix.
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