Print, Layout, and Design
Visual Statement of Faith – I created this statement of faith when I was in a time of ministry transition several years ago I needed to have a statement that not only expressed my core faith understandings but also shared them in a way that reflected a core way of expressing myself (my photography).
Extra-Ordinary Love – This book was a book that my wife and I (along with several others) created to explore the Belhar Confession with congregations. I did the layout and design using Blurb.com’s freeform applicaiton.
Imago Adventus – Working jointly with a South Dakota colleague, we created this photographic Advent devotional for our two congregations. Similar to the above, I did the full layout and design. The photography was both mine and Cathy Newcomb’s.
Bridging the Gap – Effective Multimedia Use in Worship and Preaching in the 21st Century (DMin Thesis) – Available by request. The focus of my thesis was upon creating an upper level seminary preaching course to help pastors effectively use multimedia in worship and preaching.
The following videos were created to be part of several of my sermons
Imago Scriptura – My personal photography and Scriptural reflections page. I post on this usually several times per week and have been doing this consistently since 2014.
Christ Church UCC (Fort Thomas, Kentucky)- This is the site of the church where I am serving as interim/designated pastor. The site was recently updated and I continue to work with staff and others on content. I did the layout and design working with several in the congregation on a theme that seemed to fit our congregation.
TeamWorks (Cincinnati, Ohio) – I created a basic WordPress website for an after school program that my wife directs. They were looking for a basic, simple, informational website.
The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming (Wyoming, Ohio) – I served PCW for nine years (2008-2018). The church website when I started was a very difficult site to work with and we switched over to WordPress in 2016 to enable more to have a wider team working on the site. The current link above is to the recent site redesign which took place several months ago. A snapshot of the previous site is available here.
I also led the updating of the website for the first congregation I served – First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They have switched over to a new site, however, and the old site is only accessible as a snapshot from 2010 here.
My Imago Scriptura blog is a primary place to see my photography work. My photography has very much become a core part of my ministry work. I regularly print out pictures that I use to communicate aspects of pastoral care and concern and my photography often is a core part of my preaching. I also tend to use my photography for design work in the church when working with our staff rather than pulling from online sources (paid sites, Creative Commons, and free-to-use).
I also am regularly leading groups at a spirituality center in Cincinnati called the Hive. These groups are focused on the practice of Contemplative Photography.