I am living in Raleigh, NC with my wife Renee, and together we co-parent our three cats and three lazy chickens. We live near downtown in an, uhhhm, transitional neighborhood.

In May of 2016, I started eating a non-fundamentalist version of paleo and lost about 45 pounds. In spring of 2017, I started running – well, shuffling, anyway. I am currently running about 15 miles a week. About once a week I think I should begin doing yoga, but my inner lazy slob wins out. So far.

Professionally, I am the founding pastor at Love Wins Ministries, a progressive faith community here in Raleigh that is made up nearly entirely of people experiencing homelessness.Until recently I was the unpaid director at the Love Wins Community Engagement Center, which we spun off as its own nonprofit back in 2016 and who hired a new ED in September 2017.

Additionally, I write and speak about issues of poverty, faith and community. Here is a list of where I have shown up recently.

Current Projects:

These are all the side projects I am working on right now. You can support them by going to my Patreon page.

The Hughsletter: A weekly email newsletter I send out every Monday that has links to five beautiful things.

The Hughscast: A weekly Facebook livecast, where I discuss the week that was, and our hopes for the week to be. Frequent topics include self-care and world-changing. Sundays at 8:30 PM EST.

Hugh’s Blog: My frequently updated blog about what it means to be the pastor of last resort.

Current Social Networks:

Facebook: This is my professional page. My personal Facebook profile is pretty much family and a few close friends only.

Twitter: Life in less than 140.

Instagram: What I have seen.

Contact me: 

If you must

Updated October 6, 2017

(This page exists because I get asked all the time, by people I haven’t seen in ages, “So, what are you up to these days?)