Sweeneys on the Creek started as a way to expand on my call to ordained ministry.
By day, I am the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. We are an active and missional church; we welcome all. And, in the notable words of our Senior Pastor, Rev. Scott Gilliland, we are “justice unicorns.” My role is in helping others grow deeper in their relationship with God, in a variety of ways: biblical, missional, spiritual, social, and cultural.
Prior to answering that call, my life was surrounded by real estate development and commercial and multifamily property management. By day, I built vertical communities: office buildings, retail stores, apartments. You’ll see some blogs about that.
I have moved on from that world; but I build community in other ways, too. In my graduate studies at Perkins School of Theology at SMU, I focused on Theology and Culture. I am passionate about helping the poor and homeless; my thesis at Perkins analyzed the Intersection of Faith and Real Estate. I love to teach, to facilitate discussions, to officiate weddings, to share in the liminal space that surrounds the end of life, and to share the love of God in ways that speak to each individual, so that they can utilize their gifts in community.
My musings about where we find God in this world has everything to do with you and me, and how we relate to each other.
Building community, one person at a time. Because we are much more alike than we are different.