I was born in the USA (as in the song), but spent most of my life in Australia. I have four adult children. I served in parish ministry, as an Anglican minister in the parishes of St John's Reid, an associate in Church of the Redeemer in Boston and rector of St Pauls Millis, then Holy Covenant, Jamieson. In 1993 I went into private practice as a clinical psychologist and continued with honorary ministry at St James Kippax and All Saints Ainslie. I taught pastoral counselling at St Marks for many years. I founded Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Canberra City. The last five years I was the convenor of the clinical psychology training program at University of Canberra and in February 2015 I came to CSU/St Marks as Wicking Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology and director of CAPS. I presently worship at Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest, Canberra.