• "Disability and the Way of Jesus" - August 2020, Friendship Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (via Zoom)

  • "Healing and Hope" - August 2020, Cyclical Inc. Faithful Innovation Conference, keynote speaker, online conference livestream

  • "Using the Hero's Journey Metanarrative for Personal Development" - July 2020, 1001 New Worshiping Communities apprenticeship training retreat, online (via Zoom)

  • "Disability and the Way of Jesus" - June 2020, Cure International Lunch & Learn, Spring Lake, MI (via Zoom)

  • Guest lecture in Disability Ethics, March 2020, Baylor University, Waco, TX (via Zoom)

  • Teaching All Students: Accessible Pedagogy "Toward a More Universal Design" - November 2019, AAR/SBL Annual Meeting

  • "Disability and Allyship" panelist, Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity, Azusa Pacific University, November 2019

  • "Building Accessible and Healing Congregations from Day 1," November 2019, Cyclical San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • Conference Preacher, panelist on building congregations of hospitality - October 2019, 1001 New Worshiping Communities Conference, PCUSA, Kansas City, MO

  • "Disability and the Way of Jesus" - August 2019, Art, Theology, & Culture lecture series, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Hollywood, CA

  • Healing, Disability, and Church Practice - June 2019, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Summer Leadership Conference

  • "Reimagining Healing: Ideas from Christian Theology and Disability Studies" - May 2019, Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, Holland, MI

  • "Healing in the Way of Jesus" - April 2019, Disability Ministry Conference, Anaheim, CA

  • "Universal Design for Learning for Seminary Faculty" - February 2019, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

  • "The Disability Paradigm: A Discussion on the Stigma of Brokenness" - February 2018, Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) at Biola University

  • “Reflections on Embodiment and Disability Advocacy” and “Disability and the Bible” - June 2017, Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, Azusa, CA, panel presentation and workshop leader

  • “Being the Beloved Community: Welcoming Children of All Abilities to Church” - May 2016 Columbia Theological Seminary Center for Lifelong Learning, Decatur, GA, Conference Keynote Speaker

  • Winterfest Conference for the San Gabriel Presbytery – January 2016 “Minstry with People with Disabilities,” San Gabriel, CA

  • “Disability and Higher Education: Perspectives and Implications” – October 2015 Whittier College, Whittier, CA

  • “Celebrating Our Entire Body Disability, Vulnerability, and Church Communities” – June/July 2015 Presbyterian Association of Musicians Annual Conference, Montreat, NC, Weeklong Workshop Leader

  • “Beginning a Disability Ministry: Theological Reflections and Considerations” – March 2015 Rock Harbor Church, Mission Viejo, CA

  • “Reclaiming Healing in the Way of Jesus in Church Practice” – June 2014 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, Dallas, TX, workshop leader

Books &

"The Church Proved It can get Creative. Let's not stop Adapting. How rethinking worship can improve accessibility for people with disabilities." Christianity Today - CT Online, May 28, 2020. 

"Disability." Chapter in Discerning Ethics: Diverse Christian Responses to Divisive Moral Issues, IVP Academic, edited by Tim Dearborn and Hak Joon Lee, February 2020.

Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church, IVP Academic, May 2019.

"Jean Vanier Made Us All More Human," Christianity Today - CT Online, May 7, 2019. 


“Disability.” In Micah Pastoral Formation Curriculum on Social Justice, edited by Tim Dearborn and Hak Joon Lee. Pasadena, California: Ogilvie Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary, 2016.


“Beyond the Broken Body: An Ethic of Healing in the Way of Jesus,” Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, Volume 1, No.1, Fall/Winter 2012.


“Christian Community and Uncommon Courtesy,” Journal of Disability and Religion, Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2010.

Beloved Everybody Church, Los Angeles, CA
Organizing Pastor
Cyclical LA, Los Angeles, CA
Director of Spiritual Formation
for church starters and discerning church starters
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics
Director of Student Success and Access Services

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Co-Director of Student Ministries (Jr. and Sr. High)

L'Arche Wavecrest, Orange, CA
Part Time Assistant/Volunteer

San Francisco Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Adjunct Professor, Southern California Campus

Lanterman High School, Los Angeles
Special Education Teacher

Portsbridge Hospice, Atlanta, GA
Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 


Grady Hospital HIV/AIDS Clinic, Atlanta, GA
Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Theology, Concentration: Christian Ethics; minor: Old Testament
Dissertation Title: Disability, Healing, and Jesus: Perspectives and Practices from the Gospels


Columbia Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
B.A. in Philosophy, minor in Russian Literature
Professional Affiliations
Institute on Theology and Disability
Core Leadership Council​
Journal of Disability & Religion
Consulting Editor/Reviewer
American Academy of Religion
Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability
Consulting Editor