As an interfaith contemplative, scholar, writer and teacher, I have served as a professor of religious studies, philosophy and theology at Mount Marty College, in varied ministry contexts, and as spiritual practitioner, director, and organizational founder.
I am deeply committed to individual and societal transformation. Toward that end, I work as a spiritual director with organizations and adults from varied faith backgrounds, as well as with the “spiritual but not religious.” I specialize in Christian spirituality and the emergent discipline of Integral Theory.
I continue a lifelong pursuit of transcendent-yet-practicable wisdom deeply embedded in the world’s spiritual traditions. Throughout my Christian formation, I have had the privilege of embracing a vigorous ecumenical and interreligious background. I formerly lived as a professed member of a Franciscan-styled lay monastic community for over 15 years. During that formative sojourn, my husband and I co-founded an alternative house of prayer hermitage, practicing alternations of charitable service and monastic practice in the rural wilds of northeast Nebraska. I continue to practice a robust lay monastic orientation in my spirituality.
I have served in a wealth of capacities in regional leadership; pastoral, music and liturgical ministry; spiritual direction and educational formation. More recently, I have been privileged to publish, present, and teach a range of themes in Integral Theory’s application within Christian spirituality and theology.
One of my recent projects was extensively editing and revising Ann Kessler, O.S.B.’s previously published Benedictine Men and Women of Courage: Roots & History, published in November, 2014.