"Vocatio" refers to a calling into our life's work. Finding the work of our soul is something Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. writes about in his upcoming book, The Gifts of the Dark Woods. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they feel they were called, how they answered and what it means in their lives and for themselves and those they interact with and influence. Join us as we explore how finding our sweet spot - the work in our life that brings us most fully alive - is a deep spiritual practice with ancient Christian roots and possibly even an accelerant for the work of the spirit in our world today.
Clayton Chapman is Chef and Owner of The Grey Plume, Omaha NE. Clayton attended culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, and was the youngest person to ever hold the Chef de Partie position under Chef Rick Tramonto at the world-renowned Tru Restaurant. Upon graduating, Clayton travelled to Europe to experience traditional French cuisine before returning to Omaha and working as Executive Chef of Omaha's celebrated V. Mertz, where he introduced the "tasting menu" concept to the Omaha market. After V. Mertz, he served as the Executive Chef at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops in Omaha and taught culinary classes at Metropolitan's School for the Culinary Arts. In both 2011 and 2012 he was nominated for the James Beard Award of "Rising Star Chef of the Year" and in 2011 was highlighted by Cooking Light Magazine as one of nations seven "Trail Blazing Chefs". Clayton is a member of Countryside Community Church, with his wife, Bernadette and their two children, Hudson and Scarlet.
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