Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.
Roger received the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent Award in 2014. The Order of the Silver Crescent is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community.
There is prayerful poetry woven through Roger’s work—a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken—and an ambition to use art, color and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today’s hurting world.
Roger serves as the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX and is a member of the National Association of Grieving Children and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Roger lives with his wife and daughter just outside of Houston.