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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Building Resilience in Body, Mind, and Spirit (2018) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

  • Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) Training Level 2 (2017) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

  • Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) Training Level 1 (2017) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

  • Master of Arts in Religion (2016) Lancaster Theological Seminary

  • Spiritual Direction Certificate (2013-2015) Kairos School of Spiritual Formation

  • Reiki - Usui Level 3 (2018), Usui Level 2 (2012), Usui Level 1 (2010) Radiance

  • Anti-Racism Institute (2007) Damascus Road

  • Post-Graduate Studies (2002-03) Bridgewater State College, Shippensburg University

  • Teaching Certification in E.C.E. (1999) Messiah College

  • Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies ( 1999) Messiah College

EXPERIENCE

  • Non-Profit Director (2018-Present) Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham

  • Consultant on Sexual Harms & Trauma Healing (2018) Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

  • Community Organizing (2018-Present) Harrisonburg Living Wage Certification Steering Committee

  • Care Team Member (2018-Present) Christian Peacemaker Teams

  • Advisory Committee (2018-Present) Shifting Climates Podcast

  • Whiteness Accountability Space Co-Facilitator (2018) MCUSA Women Doing Theology Conference

  • Spiritual Director (2015-Present)

  • Writer & Speaker (2014-Present) see Reflections page

  • Church Leadership/Director of Children & Youth Programs (2012-2016) Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster

  • Reiki Practitioner (2010-Present)

  • Co-Peace Development Worker (2004-2007) Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Palestine

  • Early Childhood Educator (2000-2003; 2010-2012)

PROJECTS

  • Addressing Sexual Harms (ASH) Task Force (2018) Summer Peacebuilding Institute at EMU

  • Sophia at the Crossroads: A Resource for Dismantling Patriarchy in the Church Capstone (2016) Lancaster Theological Seminary

  • Full Circle: The Art of Reclaiming Faith and Repossessing Self Art Show (2016) Parrot Gallery

  • Children’s Peace Education Mural Project (2009) Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness

  • Palestine: From Inside the Wall Photojournalism Show (2008) Carlisle Arts and Learning Center

  • Bethlehem’s Star Children’s Book Author & Illustrator (2007) Open Bethlehem

AWARDS

  • Spiritual Directors International New Contemplative Initiative Scholarship (2017)

  • Lancaster Theological Seminary Herman M. Lutz Prize in Christian Education (2016)

  • Lancaster Theological Seminary Rev. Thomas W. Rhoads Prize in Biblical Interpretation – Old Testament (2016)

  • Lancaster Theological Seminary The Schaff Prize in Church History (2016)

  • Capital Area Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education Award (1999)