I am Adam Brooks Webber: pastor and teacher, husband and father, computer scientist, singer and songwriter, poet and essayist, retreat leader, progressive Christian mystic, and martial artist.  With MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University, I have been an award-winning university teacher and researcher.  I am the author of two successful computer science textbooks: Modern Programming Languages: A Practical Introduction (2002; 2nd edition 2010) and Formal Language: A Practical Introduction (2008).  But I was also a founding member of the Open Prairie United Church of Christ in Princeton, IL, where I served as organist and composer, and where I occasionally preached and taught.  In 2011 I completed an MDiv degree at the Earlham School of Religion, and I am now an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, serving as the pastor of the Clare Congregational United Church of Christ in Clare, Michigan.  (For more about my religious and spiritual interested, please visit my other web site.)  I am also a longtime student of a traditional martial art (Karatedo Doshinkan), where I hold a title degree (Renshi) and the rank of 5th degree black belt.

There is a detailed profile for me on LinkedIn.  But more important, of course, is my chocolate frog card: