With the exception of a few short stints in New Haven, CT and Charlottesville, VA, Charlie has spent the majority of his life in western Pennsylvania. Even when he moved away to pursue graduate education, he couldn’t shake a sense that God was calling him to put down roots back home.
In 2016 Charlie and Aimee moved back to western Pennsylvania with their young family to found Oil City Vineyard Church in Oil City, Pennsylvania. As they sought to put down roots and be good neighbors in the place God had called them, doors began to open for wider influence in an emerging national conversation about rural ministry. One of these open doors was at Grove City College. Since early 2019, Charlie has served on the Project on Rural Ministry team, first as administrative director and then as program director. Throughout this time he has enjoyed having the opportunity to encourage and learn alongside pastors from across the region.
Charlie has written widely about pastoral ministry, the rural church, and church history. He is the author of To Think Christianly: A History of L’Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement (IVP Academic) and a contributing co-editor of Sent to Flourish: A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches (IVP Academic).
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