I was born and raised in the small town of Paris and I am the proud father of two teenage girls: Ally and Grace. When I was growing up in Paris, our family didn’t attend church. I didn’t really know anything about church, except that God, Jesus, the Bible, and church were all connected in some way. Then in my late teens, I began reading about our faith and started to wonder whether or not these stories about Jesus were real. And I don’t just mean the miracles, I mean the beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit, Blessed are the Read More
Archdeacon Carver provides a ministry of support and dialogue with those whose former religious assumptions no longer resonate with life’s ambiguities and contemporary understandings of existence. He advocates religious literacy, progressive theological thought, and the integration of spirituality and social justice. Neil and Claudia celebrate fifty years of marriage. They enjoy playing bridge, hiking the countryside at home and abroad, and spending time with the families of their four adult children and six grandchildren.