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I am passionate about helping people discover the beautiful and sacred in their own stories. I love to provide tools and support so people can hear and see God for themselves and live more fully into who they were created to be. I delight in making connections between things and am drawn to beauty, working to create it or nurture it in my relationships and surroundings. In my own earlier story, I found it easy to avoid living in reality, whitewashing and smoothing over things that didn’t fit the narrative I wanted. Part of my deepest call now is to help people gain strength to face and embrace the reality of their lives, opening themselves to healing and wholeness.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. I was ordained into the Presbyterian Church (USA) and have served in churches in New Jersey and Washington. I have also worked with a prayer and discernment nonprofit, Renewal Ministries Northwest, and run my own interior design and re-design business. My current focus is offering spiritual direction, writing and art.
My husband and I live in Edmonds, WA. We have three adult children off living their own lives in places other than here. For fun, I love to write, make art, garden, cook, read, take long walks, rearrange my house, rummage through thrift or antique stores, try new things, and spend time in the outdoors and with people I enjoy. I grew up on the shores of the beautiful Flathead Lake in Montana and find myself most at home near water, mountains and trees.