About Me


M.A., Pacific School of Religion, Pastoral Counseling (Religion and Behavioral Sciences), Berkeley, CA 1994

M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA 1993

B.A.,  Eastern Michigan University, Education and Psychology, Ypsilanti,  MI 1977

Certificate in Elder Mediation, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificate, Malibu, CA 2013

Certificate of Theological Studies, Franciscan School of Theology,  Berkeley, CA 1993

Brainspotting Phase I, Pacific Trauma & Counseling, Sacramento, CA 2018


Professional Experience

Rector, The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Placerville, CA 2014-present

Family Mediation & Counseling Services, Cameron Park, CA 2013- present

Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Fairfield, CA 2004-2014

Website Developer, Online Course to Prevent Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation  and Harassment, http://saferchurch.com 2010

Assistant Rector, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Davis, CA 1999-2004

Hospice Chaplain, Sutter-Auburn Faith Hospice, Auburn, CA 1998-2000

Mediator, Warwick-Sabino & Stearns, Restorative Justice Mediation & Consultation, Sacramento, CA 1995-2002

Expert witness, Superior Court of Nevada County, Nevada City, CA 1995

Executive Director, California Center for Pastoral Counseling,  Sacramento, CA 1994-1999

Teacher, Grass Valley Public Schools, Grass Valley, CA 1988-1991

Teacher,  Mount St. Mary’s Academy, K – 4, Grass Valley, CA 1987-1988

Community and Volunteer Work 

Member, Faith PAC (Partners Against Crime), Solano County, CA 2012-2014

Coordinated  multi-agency effort to relocate endangered Afghanistan physician and family to U.S. and integrate them integrate into new community. 2002-2003

Ethics Board, Sutter Hospital, Davis CA 2000-2002

Advisory Board: Legislative Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse 1997-2004

Facilitated public dialogue between Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities 1996-1998

Ethics Board, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Resources Sacramento, CA 1996-1998

Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA),  Nevada County, CA 1997-1999

Developed and implemented collaborative classroom model  Scotten School,  Grass Valley, CA 1988- 1989

Publications, Lecture & Workshops

April 2012: Panelist, Life Planning Workshop, Fairfield, CA; Advance Health Directives, Estate Planning, Ethical Wills

January 2010: California Divinity School of Pacific:  Instructor, Ethics in Pastoral Ministry,  Intercession,  Berkeley, CA

January 2009: Pacific School of Religion Seminary: Instructor, Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference, Keeping Children Safe,  Berkeley, CA

March 2008: author Planning for a Graceful Exit: Life Planning Guide

September 1995: Presenter, Mediation as an Alternative to Civil Litigation, Third Annual Conference for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse, Chicago, ILL

1995- present- Led numerous presentations on:

Child Abuse Prevention

Cultural Awareness in Death, Dying, and Grief

Family Dynamics and End of Life Issues

Sexual Boundaries in Professional Relationships.

January 1995: Pacific School of Religion Seminary: Instructor for the  Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference, Prevention of Child Abuse,  Berkeley, CA

Affiliations & Memberships 

Eldercare mediators 2013

Mediate.com 2013

Member, Episcopal Public Policy Network 1997 – 2011

Member, Association of Family Conciliation Courts 1995  – 2001

Member, California State Hospice Chaplain Organization, Sacramento, CA 1997-12002

Member, American Counseling Association 1993-1998

Member, ASERVIC, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious  Values in Counseling 1993-1998

Member, Mid-Town Interfaith Clergy Association, Sacramento, CA     1992-1997