Previous Speaking Engagements



Webinar for The BTS Center  on using social media and digital techonologies to enhance evangelism and faith formation during the liturgical seaons (December 2015)

Presentation on The Digital Cathedral for the Lower Susquehanna Synod (ELCA) at Zion Lutheran Church, York PA (November 2015)

"Preaching at the Digital Crossroads: Using Digital Technology to More Effectively Prepare, Deliver, and Share Your Sermons" Workshop for The Lutheran Theological Seminary Preaching Days Event (October 2015)

The Catechism and Social Media: Teaching the Catechism in a Digital Age online class co-taught with Elizabeth Drescher for Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (Fall Semester 2015)

E-Formation conference keynote and workshop at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA (June 2015)

Presenting with Elizabeth Drescher at the annual Forum for Theological Exploration Transition into Ministry conference, Indianapolis, IN (April 2015)

3rd Tuesday Conversation Webinar for the ELCA Youth Ministry Network (March 2015)

"The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World" Morning Convocation at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. (March 2015)

New Media Project consultation on Social Media and Sharing the Gospel, Indianapolis, IN (February 2015)

Keynote, "Connecting the Web of Faith" learning day for church leaders hosted by Upper Bucks Conference of the Southeastern Pennyslvania Synod, ELCA. (February 2015)

Theologian-in-Residence at the Lutheran Services in America CEO Academy, Safety Harbor, FL (February 2015)

New Media Project consultation on Community Building and Social Media, Indianapolis, IN (January 2015)

Adaptive Leadership in the Digital Age, ELCA Region 7 Leadership Guild, Malvern PA (January 2015)

Technology and Adult Education in Congregations, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA (January 2015)


Keynote, Local Church Support Ministry, New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ, Concord, New Hampshire (October 2014)

Preacher for Day 1radio program (July 6 and 13, 2014)

Keynote and Workshop Leader for South Dakota Synod Assembly, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (June 2014)

Marketing into Mission:Social Networking for the Sake of the Gospel, Rochester, NY, hosted by the ELCA Upstate Synod's Genesee Finger Lakes Conference, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, South Wedge Mission and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Henrietta, NY. (May 2014)

Guest Preacher at the Muhlenberg College Chapel, 5:30pm Worship Service, Allentown, PA (February, 2104)

Adult Education for Congregations in a Digitally-Integrated World, Class at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (January, 2014)

"Head, Hands, Heart and Smartphones: Ministry in a Digitally-Integrated World," Workshop with Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D., at The BTS Center Convocation (online registration), Portland, ME (January, 2014)

"New Habits for Nones: Practicing Digitally-Integrated Ministry in the Post-Christian World" Woodbury Leadership Workshop with Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D., Andover-Newton Theological School, Newton, MA (January, 2014)

New England Synod Communications Day with Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D., Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA (January, 2014)


"Catechism as Platform: Teaching the Catechism in a Digital Age" co-taught with The Rev. Dr. Martin Lohrmann distance learning course through the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (Fall Semester, 2013)

Guest Lecture on Christian Education and Faith Formation in a Digitally-Integrated World at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (November, 2013)

Keynote at ELCA Region 8 Annual First Call Theological Education Conference in The Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA (November, 2013)

"From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Networks are Changing the Church" for The Center for Pastoral Counseling at Springfield in conjunction with Neumann University, Springfield, PA (October, 2013)

Lilly Endowment Website Consultation with Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D. at Duke University, Durham, NC (October, 2013)

Keynote for Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod "Conversations that Matter" at St. John, Nazareth, PA (September, 2013)

"The Arts of Digital Ministry: Practicing Church Leadership in a Digitally-Integrated World" for the Western Iowa Synod, Storm Lake, IA (May, 2013)

Presenter at Upper Montgomery Conference of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA, Grace Lutheran Church, Royersford, PA (April, 2013)

"Being Church in the Land Between Religions" workshop with co-author Elizabeth Drescher at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA. (April, 2013)

Keynote Speaker, "Church on the Edge" conference, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Perkasie, PA (January, 2013)


Presenter, Digital Ministry for Synod Communicators webinar hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (November, 2012)

Co-Presenter on Living in Tension in the Community of Christ for Philadelphia Area Ecumenical Resource Network (PAERN), Huntingdon Valley, PA (November 2012)

Presenter, Webinar on Digital Ministry for the Center for Progressive Renewal (June 2012)

Instructor, Workshops in New Media, Andover Newton Theological School Media Center (Newton, MA, May 2012)

Discussion Panelist and Workshop Presenter at the Massachusetts Council of Churches Annual Meeting, themed Networks of Churches and Social Networks: Christian Unity in the Digital Age (Wellesley, MA, April 2012)

Instructor, Adult Education and Technology in Congregations, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, March 2012)

Keynote and Discussion Panelist, Rocky Mountain Synod Theological Conference (Fort Collins, CO, January 2012)


Instructor, Workshops in Web and Social Media at Andover Newton Theological School Media Center (Newton, MA, October 2011)

God's Work. Our Tweets. A Social Media Workshop for Pastors (Hartford, CT, March 2011)

Affirming the Ordinary: Thinking Theologically About Social Media and I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends at the New England Synod Annual Rostered Leaders Retreat (Freedom, NH, January 2011)

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Media is Changing the Church, presented at the Central Massachusetts Conference Lay School of Theology (March 2010) and the New England Synod Assembly (June 2010).