Originally from Richmond, my wife Anne and I moved to Charlottesville in 2011 after six years in Baltimore. As newlyweds in Baltimore, despite having backgrounds in different denominations, we found a home at a downtown Episcopal church. We quickly connected with the church’s teachings and the congregation, and it was a perfect fit for us. After moving to Charlottesville, we were drawn to Christ Church by the welcoming and active community and by the focus on the gospel’s message of grace. My family attends the 9:00 service. We have two children — Brandon (7) and Mollie (almost 3), who was baptized here by Marilu. I am a practicing architect and adjunct professor at UVA.