Welcome!

I am a historian of Christianity in the United States.

I work at Messiah University, where I serve as assistant professor of American religious history + interdisciplinary studies, director of the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies, and director of archives.

I teach a variety of courses, including Introduction to Christian Theology, Christianity in North America, Religious Pluralism in America, Brethren in Christ Life + Thought, the Wesleyan/Holiness Tradition, and courses in our first-year writing program.

My research focuses on the intersection of commemoration, memory, and material culture in American Protestantism. My book, Exhibiting Evangelicalism: Commemoration and Religion’s Presence of the Past, the first study of the history of evangelical museums and historical sites in the twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States, will be published in 2022 by the University of Massachusetts Press, in their “Public History in Historical Perspective” series.

I have also written and published extensively about the history of the Brethren in Christ Church. My work has appeared in Church HistoryFides et HistoriaMennonite Quarterly Review, Brethren in Christ History and LifeThe Wesleyan Theological JournalThe Conrad Grebel Review, and other elsewhere.

To learn more about my scholarship and teaching, check out my bio or download my CV.