|Pastoral Counseling for Denver
9185 E. Kenyon Ave., Suite 120
Denver, CO 80237
Phone (303) 741-5588 Ext. 14
FAX (303) 741-9977
|Back to Top||EDUCATION, ACADEMIC HONORS|
|M.Div, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, 1990, with honors.|
|Whoís Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1989, 1990.
Areas of Focus: Pastoral Psychotherapy, Small Group Communication and Creative Conflict Utilization
M.Div. Thesis: "Orthodox People Together", Birth of a Network: Ethic of Love As Inclusiveness in the Mystical Theology of the Orthodox Christian Church, Using the Dynamics of Psychosynthesis.
|Certificate in Spiritual Direction, St. Thomas Seminary, Denver. 1989.|
|Certificate of Orthodox Studies, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,|
|Brookline, Mass. 1989.|
|B.A.,, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1969, magna cum laude.|
|Majors: Philosophy and English
Whoís Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1969.
Womenís Honor Society, Literary Award.
|Post M.Div., Education units completed in Pastoral Supervision, Youth Ministry, Empowerment of|
|Women, Object Relations Couples Therapy, Addictions, Menís Spiritual Journey, Grief Counseling, Body/Mind/Spirit, Life Span Development. At Iliff School of Theology, St. Thomas Seminary, Regis University, Clinical Pastoral Education and American Association of Pastoral Counseling. Three years of Annual CEUís in mental health for hospice.|
|Back to Top||CREDENTIALS|
|American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Member, 1991 - Present
American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), Rocky
American Death Education Commission (ADEC)
Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
Colorado Hospice Organization
Denver Baptist Seminary, Denver
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Mass.
Iliff School of Theology, Denver
National Hospice Organization
Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion
Sloanís Lake Insurance Company
St. Thomas Roman Catholic Seminary, Denver
St. Thomas Roman Catholic Seminary, Denver
Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado
|Back to Top||PRESENT EMPLOYMENT|
|Quiet Waters Ministries, Denver, Colorado
|September 2000 - Present
Director: Jim Schlottman
Intensive counseling and spiritual formation retreats for Christian Reform clergy and their families, as well as for the interfaith community.
|Pastoral Counseling for Denver (PCD Counseling Services), Denver, Colorado
Spiritual Director and Pastoral Counselor
|October 1998 - Present
Director: Rev. Dr. Werner Boos, Psy.D.
Cross-cultural and interfaith spiritual direction and pastoral psychotherapy. Prayer and healing, relationship dynamics and solutions, pre-marital and couple counseling, womenís issues, adult spiritual life and growth, gay/lesbian issues, grief and loss.
|Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80221.
Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, School for Professional Studies
|1991 - Present
Supervisor: Franklin Medford, Religious Studies/Philosophy Chair,
Regis University SPS
Facilitative teaching in adult learning, undergraduate degree program.
Named the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award four times by Regis University, School for Professional Studies, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000
|Back to Top||PAST EMPLOYMENT|
|Columbia Health: North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant
St., Thornton, CO
On-Call Chaplain - Part Time
|May to December 1999
Supervisor: Nora Beck Smith, Hospital Chaplain
PRN On-Call, Emergency Room and Intensive Care.
|Centura Health: Avista Hospice, Louisville, Colorado
|March 1997 - September 1999
Supervisor: Lori Hamann, RN, Team Leader
Home, nursing home and on-call chaplain for patients.
Pastoral care for staff.
Completed: One Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy at North Suburban Hospital, Thornton, Co.
|Centura Health: PorterCare Hospice at Johnson Center, and at
|July 1996 - March 1997
Supervisor: Dana Christensen, Chaplain Supervisor, PorterCare Hospice
Chaplain for PorterCare Residential Hospice in Littleton, CO and Part-Time Backup Chaplain for PorterCare Hospice Avista - home and nursing home hospice care to patients in Broomfield, Louisville, Brighton, Boulder, Denver, Westminster, Arvada, Lakewood and Golden.
Pastoral care for staff.
Completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy at Porter Hospital, Denver.
|Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, Colorado
Assistant Director of Pastoral Services
|1995 - 1996
Supervisor: Sr. Rita Hesse (Deceased 1996).
One of two full time chaplains for 32 bed inpatient residential hospice, and for 30 home care patients.
Directly supervised and trained a staff of 15 volunteer chaplains.
Assisted in QA and other supervisory capacities.
Represented hospice on several local boards, panels, TV shows and clergy groups.
Guest lectured in accredited classes for RNís at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
|Pastoral Counseling Associates, 1805 So. Bellaire, Suite
109, Denver, CO 80222
|1994 - 1996
Pastoral psychotherapy, spiritual direction, and cross cultural counseling for individuals and couples.
Created, marketed and conducted workshops, classes, and seminars in greater Denver community, church, and interfaith settings.
Retained as Spiritual Director for several novices by the Dominican Novitiates, located at St. Dominicís Catholic Church and Rectory, 3005 W. 29th Ave., Denver.
|Hope Care and Counseling Centers, Central Presbyterian
Church, 1660 Sherman, Suite 305,
Director of Counseling Center and Chaplain, Central Presbyterian Menís Homeless Shelter
|1990 - 1995
Supervisors: Dr. Ken Plattner, Executive Director and Rev. Amy Miracle, Associate Pastor
Individual and Couple Counseling, Pastoral Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction, Cross Cultural Counseling.
Responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of counseling center which served parishioners of Central Presbyterian, and of member churches of Capitol Hill United Ministries, as well as the greater Denver community.
Conducted workshops and retreats for Capitol Hill churches, and at Hope Centersí six greater-Denver area church locations.
Functioned as Chaplain of Central Presbyterian Churchís Menís Homeless Shelter, a 40-bed clean and sober shelter for working men. Individuals, Bible studies, groups. Consultant to priests and ministers in greater Denver on pastoral care issues and small group dynamics/creative conflict management in parishes.
|Orthodox Community Outreach Center, 574 Pennsylvania St.,
Denver, CO 80203.
Founder and Director.
|1991 - 1992
Supervisor: Board of Directors. Board President: Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Created prototype joint social service outreach of nine Denver Orthodox Christian churches that provides food, clothing, counseling and education to Denverís needy.
Functioned as Chaplain to clients of outreach center.
Administered all aspects of Outreach Center and supervised small paid staff.
Organized and trained 50 outreach volunteers.
Organized and directed 50 volunteers for restoration of church building housing outreach center.
Developed community contacts for resources and donations toward building restoration.
|Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO
Guest Lecturer on Iconography and Prayer
|1989 - Present|
|St. Lukeís Hospital, Denver, CO
CPE Chaplaincy - 1 Basic Unit
Supervisor: Fr. Bill Pounds
|SIYEIA, Holistic Health ServicesDenver, CO
Founder and Owner, Private Practice in Nutritional Consulting and Management
Nutrition and holistic health consultant.
Recruited, trained and supervised a team of 20 nutritional consultants.
Authored training materials and conducted regional management training seminars.
Conducted classes in small business management, nutrition and health, stress management, weight management, color and fashion style.
|Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, California
Corporate Public Relations and Marketing - Writer / Editor
|California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
Public Relations and Marketing - Writer / Community Liaison
|Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts
Director, Office of Public Information
|Moline Daily Dispatch, Moline, Illinois
|Back to Top||RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE|
|Womenís Orthodox Ministries and Education Network (WOMEN), Denver
Founder* and International Chair, 1995 - Present
|Grass-roots international network of Orthodox Christian women in
Editorial Board Member for WOMENís official publication, St. Nina Quarterly Journal
Coordinator of biennial conferences in US
*Initially funded by a World Council of Churches $5000 grant.
|"Gifts of the Spirit" Ministries Mentoring Program, Denver
Founder and Chair, 2000 - Present
|An interfaith network and mentoring program to assist women with their professional development and job placement in ministry. On the Web, go to http://www.orthodoxwomensnetwork.org, then click on "Ministries Mentoring".|
|Macrina Books, Denver
Founder and Partner 1995 - Present
|Catalog of spiritual books and resources for Orthodox Christian women. Proceeds donated to Womenís Orthodox Ministries and Education Network.|
|Toward A Millennium of Compassion, Denver
Planning Committee Member, 1995 - 1998
|Religious, Academic, Spiritual, Health and Healing, Business and Community leaders preparing a Denver Interfaith Spiritual Celebration for the Year 2000.|
|Womenís Interfaith Group, Denver
Member 1995 - Present
|Peer group of women from Iliff, Regis, several Catholic orders, and various religious, spiritual, health and healing, business and academic settings.|
|Capitol Hill United Ministries, Denver
1995 - 1996 Chaplain
1991 - 1994 Member
|Iliff School of Theology, Denver
Core Curriculum Committee 1989-1990
|Student member appointed to 2-year committee of 7 full time faculty and 3 students who structured, created and implemented complete revision of core curriculum for M.A. and M.Div. degrees offered at Iliff. Curriculum inaugurated in Fall 1991, continues to present.|
|Colorado Council of Churches, Denver
1991 - 1995
|Evangelical Witness and Religious Dialogue Committee
Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue Group
|Colorado Womenís Ecumenical Decade Coalition, Denver
Founding Member 1992 - 1995
|Task Force Study on Domestic Violence and Clergy Abuse of Women.|
|Women in Spiritually Directed Ministries, Denver
Founder and Member, 1990 - 1995.
|Womenís professional peer group.|
|Orthodox People Together, Denver
Founder and North American Coordinator, 1988 - 1994, 1999-Present
|A grass-roots network of Orthodox Christians dedicated to united
witness as one administrative church in North America.
Current webpage editor.
Edited and circulated quarterly newsletter to 4,000 readers worldwide until 1994.
Organized, facilitated, and presented - seven annual conferences in major US cities.
|St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Greenwood Village, CO|
|Chair of Pastoral Care Committee, 2000- Present.
Currently Member of Bookstore and Library Committtees.
Chanter, Byzantine Chant 1991 - 1995.
Past Sunday School Teacher, Adult Education Teacher, Building Committee Member.
|Denver Interfaith Alliance
Member 1993 - 1995
|Peer group of interfaith ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, gurus, monastics and spiritual leaders.|
|Rocky Mountain Orthodox Fellowship, Denver
Founder and Board Member, 1989 - 1992
|A grass-roots coalition of greater Denver Orthodox Christian Laity.|
|Unto the Lord Foundation, Denver
Board Member, 1992 - 1993
|Inner city center for support of persons HIV+.|
|Orthodox Community Services, Denver
Counselor and Board Member 1988 - 1990.
|Offered subsidized professional counseling for low income families.|
|Back to Top||RECENT PUBLICATIONS|
|Women, Religion and Spirituality. Teaching module and
course outline for Regis University Religious Studies 20 hour class. Also wrote
teachersí handbook. Survey course covers feminist approaches to spiritual
experiences in social and personal transformation from various spiritual,
cultural and religious perspectives. Ranges from ancient Goddess traditions
through major world religions to New Age on how women express their spirituality
in and out of religious traditions, contemporary trends, and implications for
the future. October 1992, and Revision December 1999.
Death and Dying Teaching module and course outline for Regis University 20 hour class cross-listed in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Also wrote teachersí handbook. Survey course covers classic philosophical and religious understandings of immortality and life after death, contemporary ethical, moral and medical opinions on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, the hospice movement, and grief and loss. June 1997, and Revision Sept. 1999.
Comparative Eastern Religions. Teaching module and course outline for Regis University Religious Studies 20 hour class. Survey course covers Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist and Shinto religious perspectives. Revision November 1999.
"Mary: The Model for Contemplative Life," Article published in Living Pulpit Magazine, an Ecumenical Journal for Preachers, Oct.-Dec. 2001, pp. 18-19.
"A Cultural Reflection on Family Survival," Article published in Living Pulpit Magazine, July-Sept. 1999, pp. 11-12.
"An Orthodox Perspective on Peace", Living Pulpit Magazine, Oct.-Dec. 1998, pp. 8-10.
PorterCare Hospice Videotape. One of several staff and families interviewed for hospice promotional tape for use in public community. February 1997.
Sickness or Sin? Diagnosis and Discernment, John Chirban, Editor. "Sexuality in the Church", "Identifying and Healing Child Abuse". Holy Cross Press, Boston, 1996.
"Ecumenical Prayer", presented at the Ecumenical Institute, Summer Conference, August 1996, part two in a three year consultation funded by the Lily Foundation. College of St. John, Collegeville, Minnesota.
"Women Making A Difference", Interview published in Again, Orthodox Christian Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 3, Sept. 1994
"Pluralist, Feminist and Orthodox", published in The Witness, Episcopal Magazine, October 1994.
1996 ff. Numerous editorials and articles in issues of St. Nina Quarterly Journal
1995 - Present: Several dozen talks and classes on physical, sociological, psychological and spiritual aspects of health and healing, hospice, grief and loss, death and dying.
1987 - 1994: Several dozen workshops, seminars, talks, classes, Bible studies, retreats, conferences and groups, on spiritual growth, women and religion, religious education, Orthodox Christianity, conflict utilization and church dynamics, parenting and family enrichment, abuse, pastoral psychotherapy.
1980 - 1986: Several dozen workshops, seminars, talks and training courses on holistic health, complementary medicine, management training, personal development, nutritional and weight management consulting, stress management.
Complete list of presentations/publications upon request.