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Professor of Spiritual Formation
Ordained elder in the United Methodist Church
Adler Institute of Chicago (Counseling Psychology)
Institute of Spiritual Formation (Spiritual
and group spiritual direction
as spiritual practice
the spiritual life of religious leaders
of the Spiritual Journey Program
Projects and Ministries
Spiritual Chronicle. New Brighton, Minn.: United Theological
Seminary of the Twin Cities, 2004-2006.
||Contributor. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.
of spirituality groups
of the Advisory Board, Center for Spirituality and Healing,
University of Minnesota
I am focusing my service to the church on two particular churches
and am saying ‘no’ to other outside invitations. I have
taken on the role of coordinator of the pastoral residency program
at Plymouth Congregational and First Congregational UCC of Minnesota,
program funded by the Lilly Endowment. This work is focused on persons
in the first five years of ministry. This is a timeframe during
which the dropout rate from ministry is alarmingly high. By partnering
with this program and these particular churches, United Theological
Seminary hopes to join efforts with local judicatories and churches
to create a stronger support system for our students and alumni/ae
as they make the transition from seminary to ministry.
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Contact Martha at 651.255.6156.
find myself most thankful for the time I spend with family
and friends. I love to read good books, take walks, write
in my journal, play the flute, practice yoga, dabble in
creativity, and laugh regularly.
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“I have always found God most present in the stories
of others. At United, I have the privilege of listening
people into their stories. In listening deeply to these
sacred tales, I witness the creative transformation of God
as students weave together their gifts, their knowledge,
and their relationship with God, and as they follow the
call to go out into a world longing for redemption.”
elementary Sunday School, Wheelock Parkway United Methodist
on the MN Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church’s
Congregational Response Team. This is a team comprising trained
therapists and clergy who are on call to bring a healing process
to congregations that have experienced clergy misconduct.
Our role is to enter the situation as the crisis is breaking
and to offer a process through which congregational members
can work through their anger, grief, and loss.