About me

mel-pictureFor over 20 years, I have worked with organizations working for justice in Philadelphia and New York City, always seeking 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 served a stint 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. While I call home a Mennonite congregation in Philadelphia, I work with people of all faith backgrounds in spiritual direction.

Retreat and workshop topics include:

  • Contemplative prayer practices
  • Silence 101 (Silence for Dummies)
  • Discernment
  • Spirituality for the sake of the world (integrating spirituality and justice)
  • Spirituality through the lens of the mystics
  • Embodied spirituality
  • Healing the image of God
  • Contemplative parenting
  • Conflict communication and management
  • Deepening connection to the mission (for organizations)
  • Deepening cooperation (for organizations)