Born and raised along America’s snowbelt in North Kingsville, Ohio, Sean attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010) and later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014). Sean serves as the Associate Minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Roanoke, Virginia, a calling which brought him and his family to the area in 2015. Sean has also served as stated pulpit supply for the Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church in Natchez, Mississippi (the oldest Presbyterian church in that state, dating back to 1807), and as an intern to the Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, serving under both Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III and the Rev. David T.A. Strain.
Sean serves BRITE as the Academic Dean, providing program, academic, and administrative oversight for the institution as well as guest lecturing and team-teaching with other faculty in a number of courses. He also teaches various courses in the departments of Systematic, Historical, and Practical Theology. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society, and is a Fellow with the Twin Lakes Fellowship, a ministerial fraternal. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at West Africa Reformed Seminary in Gambia.
Sean is pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology in Puritan Studies/Scottish Theology from Edinburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Glasgow. Beyond theology, writing, and good literature, Sean is passionate about good coffee and the works of Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. He writes every now and again for the cultural journal, Humane Pursuits, and for Ad Fontes, the journal of The Davenant Trust. Sean and his wife, Sarah, live in Salem, Virginia. They have one son, Benjamin, and an adorably useless beagle, Max.