During 23 years as an active ELCA pastor I served in 3 very different parish settings—small-town, urban and rural—most recently as Interim Pastor for a small rural congregation. I’ve worked in solo pastor roles as well as in team ministry. Earlier experience as a college-level writing/literature teacher and later an editor in the software industry equipped me for listening deeply to people with varied skills and values.
Currently I am a ‘Active Status’ Coach in the ELCA/NC Synod. I also hold a certification in Team Coaching and have completed a Mentor Coaching program. Supporting leaders as they discover their own gifts for aligning action with vision is my greatest coaching joy. I strive to be respectful of the path a client chooses and patient in the journey. I work best with leaders willing to take a risk, embrace moments of confusion and explore new options—all postures that foster growth.
Beyond coaching, I write for the ELCA’s Gather Magazine, Christ in Our Home and Word in Season. At home I enjoy serving as ‘sous chef’ to my husband, reading voraciously, walking daily in our local park, and catering to a loving Jack Russell terrier and a feisty yellow cat.
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