The first thing that would make me a good fit for the General Board of Examining Chaplains is my academic background: I have a PhD in theological studies from Vanderbilt University where I focused on Anglican theology and history. Second, my ministerial work has been dedicated to local formation and congregational development. My familiarity with the most recent academic theology and church history will allow me to help create appropriately rigorous questions for evaluating candidates for ordination in today's Church. At the same time, my work in local congregational development will let me evaluate for more than academic knowledge-I can assess the ways in which candidates can apply theological and historical knowledge and skills in ways that lead to flourishing ministerial contexts. Finally, much of my professional work has taken place in Native American ministerial contexts, which gives me some sensitivity to non-dominant or non-Western forms of learning and ministry.