Who am I? Like most of us, I’m a mix: I’m a nature-loving hiker, artist, wife, mother, scholar, and teacher. I’m Alaska-born, a world traveler, avid reader, lover of God, retreat leader, teacher, organizer, and spiritual director / companion. Oh, and picking blueberries is a highlight of my summer. Go figure.
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. 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.
Enneagram: Helpful Quaker Baggage II
Quaker spirituality brings process and integration to the Enneagram.
Enneagram: Helpful Quaker Baggage
Quaker spirituality brings helpful baggage to Enneagram exploration.
Enneagram: Not a Test
My approach to the Enneagram avoids tests. What am I suggesting then? Why does it matter?