About Me

me 2Irvin is a native of New Orleans having been reared in the Carrollton and Old Jefferson areas of the city. Irvin perceives his calling to the ministry as lifelong since he can’t remember a time when he didn’t feel a sense of God’s call in his life. For over 40 years he has been married to Monica Fornea Boudreaux of Bogalusa. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. The Boudreauxs are graduates of Southeastern La. University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Together they have done further studies in United Methodist History Doctrine and Polity. Irvin is a student of Monastic spirituality and an Oblate of St. Joseph Abbey. Monica and Irvin enjoy reading, gardening and just taking walks together. Irvin is a graduate of the Spiritual Director Certification and the Excellence in Preaching programs at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. They are delighted to be a part of the United Methodist work in the New Orleans Area where Irvin serves as Pastor of Wesley Chapel/Lee’s Landing United Methodist Church and leads a Pub Theology group.

32 responses to “About Me

  1. I didn’t know Protestants could become oblates!! Hm …

  2. Sounds like you have had a most interesting and deep journey. Glad to have come across your blog! Deanna

  3. Hi! What a varied spiritual background you have. So do Pastor G and I. Thanks for visiting our blog and liking our posts. Glad they ministered to you.

    Pastor Sharon

  4. Hi Irvin,
    Nice to meet a fellow pilgrim. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Caddo

    Thanks for visiting at Spumoni Caddo! I have Catholic Cajun relatives orig from Eunice, La–so maybe we “know some people”….. God bless y’all BIG–love, Caddo

  6. Thanks for visiting our site. The study on James, six lessons thus far, has been a great experience. We hope the posts are a blessing and bring honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He alone is worthy of praise.
    Been to your town a couple of times. Got to say I loved the bread pudding.

    Until Night,
    A Servant

  7. You have a wonderful blog!

  8. gospelofbarney

    Thanks for dropping by, keep the faith!

  9. Hi again! Thanks for returning to our blog http://www.lifeistoughbutgodalwaysmakesaway.wordpress.com Thanks for liking two of our latests posts.
    your unconventional collegues in Christ

  10. I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog. Though I’m not Lutheran, I love attending the local Lutheran church from time to time. Thank you for visiting my blog, Christianquietude.wordpress.com I’m glad you liked my “Peace” post. .

  11. Thank you for taking the time to visit. Glad to have been given the change to meet you.

  12. Irvin, thanks for the stop by my blog and “liking” my most recent post. Raised in the Methodist Church, I married into the Presbyterian Church 30+ years ago. However, I met my husband in the Methodist Church so I think I’m still OK! Blessings on you as you minister to your community.

  13. Hello Irvin, thanks for following my blog! Would be curious to hear about how you became aware of my own little dusty corner of the Internet. I am following yours now and look forward to reading whatever you post in the coming months.

  14. Hi yet again! Thanks for visiting http://www.christiancounselorpastor.wordpress.com and liking our post “When you pray, do you really pray?” God has shown us that most believers don’t know the difference between uttering prayers and really praying.

    Pastors George and Sharon

  15. What a fantastic blog! I have been studying many of the aspects of relationship with God that you discuss as I have progressed through my seminary career. That will be complete this semester, and I am looking forward to pursuing the Spiritual Direction program at Perkins. Do you know who I could contact there to start the process?
    Rev. Eric Meyer

  16. Eric Meyer

    I am a licensed local pastor at the moment working on provisional status. I have been studying at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tusla, but have heard great things about the SD program at Perkins.

  17. Hi Irvin, I’ve nominated you for the Freestyle Writing Challenge! You’ll find the Rules, should you choose to accept, here: http://mitchteemley.com/2015/06/05/freestyle-writing-challenge/ – This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. Or not.

  18. Irvin, We would love to see your great articles on http://www.CollectiveFaith.com. Please join and share with our Christian Social Network.

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  20. Philip Gladden

    Irvin, I came across your blog about reading through the Gospel of Mark during Lent. I hope to have a ministerial sabbatical (just beginning the planning) during which time I want to engage in a contemplative reading of the Gospel of Mark. I welcome any suggestions you may have about other resources on such a reading of the Gospel.
    Thanks for your help.

    (P.S. I was born in New Orleans!)

    Philip Gladden, minister
    Wallace Presbyterian Church
    Wallace, NC

  21. Philip Gladden


  22. I came across your blog post about “thin places” because of having listened to NT Wright’s book Simply Christian. Thanks for sharing your insights. I find it fascinating and plan to spend more time contemplating that concept.

  23. Peadar Zhang

    Greetings from China,
    I am a Chinese christian brother, living 250kms northeast of Beijing. I have tried to sign up in your website, but it is prohibited by chinese law, so I try to write here to see if I could succeed. Please God hope it can get through.
    Peadar Zhang

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