Walking home from bible study on the Gospel of Mark, electricity went through me.

In that moment, through life in Christian community, I knew: 

God does not demand I be perfect before God accepts me.
God accepted me already, in order to perfect me.

I was studying engineering and computer science at the time. But I knew I would serve this God the rest of my life.


st. paul lutheran church | clinton, ia
pastor, 2016-present

st. matthew lutheran church | davenport, ia
interim pastor, jan-june 2016

all saints lutheran church | davenport, ia
pastor-redeveloper, 2011 to 2015

churches united of the quad cities
board member, 2014 to 2015

quad cities interfaith
faith leaders caucus chairperson, 2014 to 2015

raritan mission-cluster | new jersey synod, elca
cluster counselor, 2009 to 2010

st. stephen lutheran church | south plainfield, nj
pastor, 2006 to 2010


coaching, 2015 to 2017
gallup strengths & arbinger institute | dianagabriel.com

community organizing training, 2013 & 2014
gamaliel national & advanced leaders training

redeveloper certification, 2011 & 2012
elca missional leaders training

classes: “prayer” & “group spiritual direction,” 2009
moravian theological seminary, bethlehem, pa

master of divinity, 2002 to 2006
lutheran school of theology in chicago

bachelor of arts in history, 1998 to 2002
cornell university


ragbrai - sioux city to davenport

iona, scotland

tamil nadu & kerala, india

matagalpa, nicaragua

mexico city, mexico
2004 & 2006


Quad Cities Interfaith organizes Mental Health Court demonstration project in Scott County

Quad-City Times - "Scott County to get mental health pilot program," June 24, 2016

WVIK - "New Option for Non-violent Suspects with Mental Illness in Scott Co.," June 24, 2016

Faith Leaders Partner with Police to End Racial Bias in Policing in the Quad Cities

Quad-City Times - “Faith leaders in Q-C call for equitable community policing,” October 29, 2015

KWQC 6 - “QC Interfaith leaders come together to discuss racial profiling and community policing,” October 29, 2015

WVIK - “QC Faith Leaders Join to End Racial Profiling in Policing,” October 30, 2015


FAITH LEADERS Rally to extend hospitality to Central American Children at U.S.-Mexican border

Quad-City Times - Letter to Editor: "God’s love has no borders," August 3, 2014

Quad-City Times - "More than 100 rally for 'Love Without Borders,'" August 17, 2014