Living and learning how to be a person of faith in today’s world can be overwhelming and exhilarating.

There is no doubt that how we "do church" is changing in North America. Research shows us the decline of participation in religious organizations isn't slowing down. We cannot pretend that what we have always done is going to work. Recognizing the coming shift, I spent years looking at what next steps people of faith can take to help them to see God's work active in our world. This website is the result of that research.

I serve as the Pastor at Central Lutheran Church in NE Portland, Oregon. Central is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is proud to be a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community. I am currently on a break from skating (where folks call me FeeNix, or Nix for short).



Telling the story

As a part of my Doctorate of Ministry degree in Preaching through Portland Seminary, I wrote a collection of sermons and devotions with derby skaters and church folks  in mind that is now available!

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God With/In

Living our faith in contemporary culture can be scary and exciting. It is time to redefine evangelism for our modern times. "God With/In: Heal the World. Sing the Good News." is a new curriculum that will help you learn how to embody the good news song of Jesus in all of your communities.

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