I was a lay employee of the Episcopal Church (at the parish and diocesan levels) for 30 years. I recently retired from an Episcopal church in Richmond VA where I worked in evangelism, stewardship/development, and communications. I now focus on coaching and consulting…
- With clergy, their spouses and partners, and lay employees.
- With churches in leadership and staff development, strategic planning, goal setting and evaluation, retreats, education and formation..
- With individuals in mutual ministry reviews, coaching, and spiritual direction.
I am available to come to you or your church, and I also do some with individuals and churches via video conference, phone, and email.
My vocational work in the Episcopal Church included Christian Formation and Education, evangelism, and fundraising/stewardship. The life of the local church isn’t so easily divided into formation, worship, stewardship, pastoral care, evangelism… It’s like a quilt – the individual squares are all beautiful, but the ministry of the church is best seen by looking at how the squares fit together to make the whole. I can help you and your church look at your church’s organization to see how individual parts can work well, AND how all the parts can work together to enhance your ministry and mission.
Outside of employment, I was on the Board of Directors, and President for three years, of the National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors (now called Forma). I’m a trained Spiritual Director. I also lead retreats, quiet days and have been a conference keynote speaker and workshop leader. I was a CREDO spiritual faculty member for 8 years.
Educationally, I have a BA in Political Science from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, and a Masters in Religion from Lutheran Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. My Spiritual Director’s training was a two year program of study and practicums. I’m an Education For Ministry graduate and served as a mentor and diocesan coordinator for many years.
I am a contributing writer for Building Faith from Virginia Theological Seminary. You can read my writings there as well as all their other great content.