About Me

IMG_2247resizedI am a Spiritual Director certified by the Spiritual Direction Training Program of Kairos School of Spiritual Formation.  I am a member of Pilgrims Mennonite Church which is a congregation of Mennonite Church USA.  While my practice is not limited, I have experience with directing families who experience the dynamics of children with disabilities and of adults with chronic illness.  I am a member of Spiritual Directors International and follow their Guidelines for Ethical Conduct. I have experience with speaking engagements and leading spiritual formation retreats.

To nurture and enhance my ministry I meet regularly with my own Director. I meet regularly with a Spiritual Direction Supervisor. I also engage in enrichment activities including continued reading and professional input, regular worship, spiritual practices and retreats.

I have a BA in English – communications and journalism from Eastern Mennonite College (now Eastern Mennonite University) and am a freelance writer.

In my free time I enjoy reading, knitting and other fiber arts as well as experimenting with different art mediums.  I enjoy the outdoors, especially watching birds.  I also enjoy playing with my dog, Princess Pekoe.

I am married and have a grown son.  In my own journey I have needed to navigate raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder while deeply believing that everyone is created in the image of God.  This naturally came with its own challenges.  I also experience chronic disease and disability.  I believe these experiences enhance and inform my direction.  I also believe that everyone’s experience is different and seek to hear your experiences and faith journey without imposing my journey and understandings on you.

I find deep meaning in learning from the life, experiences and spiritual insights of those I meet.