Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction
Training & Experience: I began my career in manufacturing in the bio-medical field, here in the bay area. After a 20-year career there, I went back to school and received my M. Div. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 2015. I then completed the three-year program for Spiritual Direction at the Mercy Center. In addition, I have several years of experience as a hospital chaplain and I have done pastoral care work for local parishes for several years.
Denominational Affiliation: I embrace the Holy in all of its various manifestations. My deep calling to this work is a reflection of how I am drawn to helping others become more aware of the Holy in their lives. I continue to be drawn to listen to how people experience the Holy. My path has been primarily as a life long Episcopalian and I am currently an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, serving at a local parish. I have also spent some time exploring other faiths and traditions. I am very open to working with people from other traditions, and I have a deep respect for the many ways the Holy is manifest in peoples’ lives and hearts.
Specialties: People who come to me are often looking for discernment around transitions in their lives. I also feel called to work with those who are looking for a new way to connect more deeply with God. As a recently ordained person, I am also called to working with those who are considering ordination.
Style of Direction: My style is the contemplative tradition of Spiritual Direction. Listening for the Spirit in our lives together.
Personal Information: I love my cats and all animals. I am often found out in one of our many local county parks, hiking the hills and enjoying the fresh air. I also enjoy music, golf and horseback riding. My favorite vacation is camping and fishing in the mountains. I am married and enjoy spending time with family and friends, at a baseball game, a play or a concert.