About me

mel-pictureFor over 20 years, I have worked with organizations working for justice in Philadelphia and New York City, seeking out the intersection of spirituality and justice. I co-founded, along with incarcerated women and women living on the outside, an Associates Degree program at a prison in New York City, and I taught undergraduate students as a professor at the Oregon Extension of Eastern University.  Alongside my spiritual direction practice, I offer workshops and retreats for both faith communities and nonprofits. I’m a graduate of Eastern University (BA), and  Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and received my spiritual direction certification through Kairos School of Spiritual Formation. I have extensive experience and training in trauma-responsive care and behavioral health. While I call home a Mennonite congregation in Philadelphia, I work with people of all faith backgrounds, and those not identified with a particular faith, in spiritual direction, retreats and workshops. I approach my work from an anti-racist, undoing oppressions lens.

Retreat and workshops can be tailored to your group, including:

  • Embodied spirituality
  • Spirituality and liberation
  • Contemplative prayer practices
  • Discernment practices
  • Grounding in the heart
  • Healing the image of God
  • Community- and self-care practices to thrive while working for justice
  • Contemplative practices for teens
  • Deepening connection to the mission (for organizations)
  • Preventing secondary trauma (for organizations)

I have worked with organizations and congregations such as:

  • Project HOME
  • Philadelphia Contemplatives
  • Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia
  • University City District
  • JobWorks, Philadelphia
  • Manhattan Mennonite Church
  • St. Peter’s UCC, Glenside
  • Germantown Mennonite Church
  • Tabernacle United Church
  • Frazer Mennonite Church