Our 2022 Theme: Embracing Spiritual Life
I believe that there is a Holy Spirit flowing in us, through us, with us, for us, and in spite of us.
Please enjoy browsing the site and discovering the different services offered for you on your spiritual path. I offer Spiritual Direction for individuals and groups. I am an experienced Retreat Leader and Holy Listener. I really enjoy working alongside groups seeking that guidance.
I offer ministerial and spiritual support for individuals, couples and families. I serve people “who come as they are,” this includes: those of faith, those who have no faith story, spiritual seekers, our secular community, and LGBTQ communities.
I offer several other ministerial and spiritual services beyond Spiritual Direction. This includes officiating weddings, funerals, baptisms, retirement rituals, blessings and special spiritual events.
I am a non-denominational ordained Minister and Spiritual Director. I have served in the UCC in the southern California UCC for over 25 years as a Christian Education Director and Program Specialist and started this private practice in 2012.
As we adjust to this new year and Covid 19 still of great concern; I am cautious to return to large group settings. We will limit in-person group gatherings to 6 - 12 participants. We will address each workshop or retreat with caution and will make decisions as needed. I will meet individually with clients as we decide together what works. I will continue to offer sacred safe space remotely as God knows no boundaries. I want you all to know my heart is with you and I pray you all well. God is with us and we are not alone.
I am fully vaccinated and boosted and will ask that anyone who attends our programs is too. Everyone be be asked to show proof of vaccine.
I have served in ministry for over thirty five years and have spent many years leading spiritual gatherings and in spiritual companionship with others. I have been trained in the Art of Spiritual Direction and have earned certification through Stillpoint – The Center for Christian Spirituality in Southern California. I am a member of Spiritual Directors International. I have been serving this private practice for 10 years.
Much of my background and ministry has been grounded in education and the historical Jesus. I served on staff at Irvine United Congregational Church from 2004 to 2012 when I resigned to devote my time to this practice. While at IUCC, I served as their Director of Education and Programs. I also served as the Director of Program and Operations at Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that I was an educator and taught for 15 years in Orange County in southern California.
While in these positions I had the unique opportunity and blessing of working with people of many different faiths and traditions. I have worked with many, many Clergy, Laypeople, Congregants and Youth over the years. I have also had the privilege of working with some of the most inspiring Theologians, Scholars and Spiritual Leaders in our time, including: Matthew Fox, Sister Helen Prejean, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, Brandon-Bernard Scott, the Rev. Fred Plumer, Mel White, Mike Farrell, the Rev. Dr. Jim Keck, the Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom and Rabbi Arnie Rachlis. Since graduating from Stillpoint I continue learning through several different programs each year including those offered by Joyce Rupp and the Center for Compassion and Empathy and Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation
I offer my services and ministry to organizations seeking a Spiritual Vessel and Counselor in the midst of conflict to bring about resolution and healing. I am also available for other spiritual services. I am a member of the UCC, The Center for Progressive Christians, Westar Institute of the Jesus Seminar on the Road and Spiritual Directors International. I am available to consult, collaborate, plan and present to groups, churches, and organizations that are in need of Spiritual Programs or Community and Staff Building Experiences with faith and purpose in mind.
Programs are also available through a group reservation and can be scheduled for a different calendar date than what is provided.
Currently, Virtual Retreats and Workshops can happen form anywhere with Zoom!
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