Who am I? I’m a nature-loving hiker, wife, mother, scholar, and teacher. I’m Alaska-born, a world traveler, avid reader, lover of God, retreat leader, organizer, and spiritual director / companion.
I’m a long time member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), with Roman Catholic roots and an eccumnical spirit. I experience the Divine in wilderness, in quiet, in music, in creative expression, through the Bible, and with others in soulful conversations, prayer, song, and collaborative discernment.
Since 2012, I’ve directed Way of the Spirit—with residential retreats and online sessions to foster awareness of the inner presence and guidance of the Holy. For eight years, I was also adjunct faculty in Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. In 2021-2022, I served as guest faculty and spiritual director for Holden Village, a retreat center in the North Cascades Mountains. You can read my reflections in an occasional blog, and a Pendle Hill Pamphlet titled, “Forgiveness: Freed to Love” (2023). My teaching flows from the wisdom of the Quaker-Christian tradition.
The most satisfying parts of my efforts in ministry are in supporting others in faithfulness to the Inward Teacher—to partner with God for personal transformation and building up Goodness in our communities.
Engaged, collaborative spiritual exploration, faith formation, and community building. Integrating contemplation with ordinary life, gifts, and leadings of the Spirit.
If you hunger for a more holistic and empowered connection with God, Way of the Spirit is a program for spiritual rootedness and faithful action from the wisdom of the Quaker spirituality.