WHAT I DO PROFESSIONALLY
I am an author, blogger, spiritual care professional, life coach, and thinking partner. Through my work, I advocate for broadening the reach of holistic, inclusive ‘spirituality’, vitality, and wellness into our daily lives, our families, our communities, and our planet.
MY PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
I believe that the path of ‘spiritual’ wholeness for individuals, families, and communities must be expansive, experiential, creative, and existential– not simply or even primarily religious in traditional, more narrow ways of thinking. Deeper human spirituality is concerned with what it means to be truly human, purposeful, engaged, interconnected, and loving in our shared journeys… of ‘Being’ Together.
- Unbinding the Perpetual Soul: Our Human Quest for Being
- Out of the Canyon: Retracing New Steps Home amidst Human Suffering
- The End of the Island: Finding Life in the Movements of Human Suffering, Pain, and Loss
MY SPIRITUAL CARE WORK
I earned my four (4) credits of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through a Chaplain Internship at Tower Health (Reading Hospital) and a Chaplain Residency at Christiana Care Health System. I have also done chaplain work at Main Line Health System (Paoli Hospital). I’m currently providing spiritual care and support to the residents, their families, and the staff of four (4) senior assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support communities in the greater Philadelphia area. As part of this role, I’m also doing ongoing small group formation and facilitation for residents.
MY PREVIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL WORK
I worked as an organizational business partner, internal consultant, coach, project leader, and programs developer for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations at state, regional, national, and global levels– with focuses on organizational strategy and design, process effectiveness, performance, team collaboration, talent management, change, culture, capabilities, and communications. The majority of this work was done in the healthcare industry. As part of my professional training, I successfully completed the Core Coaching Essentials Program at Coach U.
I received my Master of Theological Studies Degree from the Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, with a concentration in Contextual Theology.
I also earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Oklahoma, with a concentration in Policy Analysis.