from New England soil: Maine lakes, Rhode Island Salt air, weathered stone walls, spikey red barns perfumed with manure;
nurtured by the holiness of books: words of poetry that save me again and again, the sound of the bell opening the door to my father’s little bookstore, a sunny couch, a new book and a long afternoon;
an Artist springing forth from a multi-generational tapestry of potters, painters and writers. I discovered my own artistic fire first in the ballet studio and the community theater stage. I found my voice through writing poetry. Now, I create altars and shrines from found objects.
an Edgewalker. I entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to begin the straight path towards Veterinary Medicine and graduated instead with a degree in Anthropology because those were the courses that ignited my curiosity and my soul. My Master of Divinity degree is from a Unitarian Universalist seminary; my ordination is in the United Church of Christ. I ministered within the walls of churches for 15 years, until my soul clearly stated that it needed busting out. This is where art + soul came into being in 2014.
While my faith life remains deeply informed by progressive Christian thought and practices, art + soul engages expansive and wide-reaching expressions of spiritual and creative imagination. I have rarely colored inside the lines.
a soul care guide. I welcome your spiritual curiosity, your soul hunger, your seeking heart and will accompany you as Spiritual Companion in your interior and outer explorations, wherever they may take you. As a member of Spiritual Directors International, I companion several ways: one-on-one, as group facilitator, retreat leader, event midwife and through creative collaborations.