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A Bit About Me

I have been a Pacific Northwest-based leader and author since 2014. Previously, I have lived in rural Central Washington, North San Diego County, and Silicon Valley. With a life-long interest in a wide variety of topics, I’ve built an extensive leadership network portfolio and have become an expert in cross-cultural mentoring in urban poverty contexts. Currently, I am in training to be a spiritual director. I regularly write about hope in difficult places, about grief, loss and joy, and about faith intertwined with justice and mercy. I enjoy spending time exploring ideas and developing them in a variety of literary channels.


Doctor of Intercultural Studies; 2017

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA 

Dissertation: Latinas and Christian Mentoring: A Study in Transformation

from a Marred Identity in an Urban Poverty Context.  

M.A. in Global Leadership; 2012

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA                                                                                                       

Focus: Cross-Cultural Ministry Development, Organizational Development, Communication and Leadership, Mentoring, Global Cross-cultural Leadership, Ethics, and Urban Theology

B.A. in Classical Studies/Minor: Child Psychology 

University of California, San Diego; 1982

Areas of Concentration: Latin, Greek, History, Literature and Philosophy,

3000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.


Soul Formation, Portland, OR                                                                               2017-2018

School of Spiritual Direction (Course Completion, June 2018)                                     

Soul Formation, Portland, OR                                                                               2016-2017

19th Annotation Ignatian Retreat                                                                                         

Fuller Northwest: Cascade Senior Fellows                                                         2015-2016  

Intersect of Faith, Work and Culture 

Fuller Forum: Walter Brueggemann                                                                    2015

“Justice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God”                                                                   

Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Yakima, WA                                               2009

Youth Suicide Prevention Training                                                                                     

Northwest Training Institute, Bellingham, WA                                                   2007 

Bridges Out of Poverty Training


Pacific Northwest Association of Writers and Resources

American Society of Missiology

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