I am married to Ashley Brandon. Ashley is also a minister in the Episcopal Church and serves as Lower and Middle School Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin. Ashley is my best friend and partner in this adventure of planting a new Episcopal Church in the Brushy Creek area. I deeply value people of all creeds, color, gender identity, nationality, and sexual orientation, and I believe each and all are loved by God infinitely and, in turn, we should love each other in the same way.
In my own life, I have come to know God as a personal reality through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For me Jesus’ resurrection is a proclamation to all of creation that love is stronger than death, and I believe this is the hope of the world. As a community, I hope we who make St. Julian’s our home are fundamentally about discovering God in one another’s life and in our common prayer and activities. I believe this way of being community brings a deep sense of joy and meaning to our lives because it is all about laughing, playing, crying, praying, learning, serving and loving all those with whom we get to share our journey.
In my free time I love to read (mainly fiction), cook, fly-fish, camp and entertain friends and family. I am a graduate of St. John's School in Houston, the University of Texas at Austin with a major in English, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Ashley and I have two daughters, Amelia and Mary Ellen, and a Basset Hound named Sadie. Please know you are warmly welcome at St. Julian's!