Master of Divinity 2014, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Thesis: Story City, storytelling as a way of being together, self-knowing, and knowing ourselves through the other
Bachelor of Arts   May 2009     Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Major: Religious Studies, Concentration in Asian and Biblical Studies 
Thesis: “Systems of Dominance and Submission: From the Bible to Faith Communities“
Honors: Dean’s List   fall ’06, spring ’07, fall ’07
  Willis Award for Excellence in Reading from the Bible
  Otis Fellowship, summer 2007, Homorodszentpeter, Romania. Travel and summer-long visitation to 450 year old remote and rural Unitarian village.  Assistant to the Minister, sister church cultural exchange, English teaching
Seminar presented: “Spiritually Based Land Use in Transylvania – Rebirth after Vitality Sucking Dictatorship”
College Key Society: Award given to 10 Bates College students showing exceptional community and academic skills.  

Ancillary Academic Studies

Antioch College

Buddhist Studies Program, fall ‘07, Bodh Gaya, India
Semester abroad: meditation, yoga, temporary ordination, Tibetan medicine

University of Utah

National Outdoor Leadership School, fall ‘05, Patagonia, Chile
Semester abroad: leadership training, sea kayaking, mountaineering

University of Montana

Wilderness and Civilization Program, fall ‘04, spring, ‘05, Missoula, MT
Two semester Intensive: conservation, ethics, literature, ecology, philosophy, politics


Resident Chaplain Fairview Riverside Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
summer 2015-summer 2016 Chaplaincy to the ill and dying with special attention to behavioral and mental health and addiction
Lewis Ministerial Intern First UU Church of St. Louis
2014-2015 Bi-monthly worship leading for 250 member congregation, ;eadership during Ferguson uprising, governance, pastoral care, teaching
Seminarian-in-Residence First UU Congregation of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
fall 2012-spring 2014 Director of large COA program; participant in governance, worship planning, re-visioning of small group ministries, membership
Seminarian-in-Residence U-Bar-U Retreat and Conference Center
summer 2013 Chaplaincy, covenant building, worship planning, UU identity-building workshops three times a week
Fellow Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary, NYC, NY
fall 2011-spring 2014 Anti-poverty community organizing with a theological twist and scriptural grounding
Clinical Pastoral Education United Hospital Office of Spiritual Care, St. Paul, MN
summer 2012 Chaplaincy to the ill and dying, participation in group clinical education and didactics, pastoral formation
Religious Education Teacher First UU Congregation of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
fall 2011-spring 2012 Lesson planning, coordination of weekly volunteers, active participant in congregational activities
Founding Youth Director Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Church, Austin, TX
fall 2010-present Youth leadership, program and volunteer coordination, event organization, religious education
Chaplain’s Assistant Office of Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
2006-2009 “Room To Love” — Weekly worship service leadership: design, liturgy, sermon, rituals, music
  Multi-Faith Group founder and facilitator
  Co-Leader of Student Trip:  “Festival of the Black Christ” October, 2008 Portobelo, Panama
Residence Hall Advisor Substance-Free House, Dean’s Office, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
UU and YMCA Camps, staff  
summers 2008-2010, 2013 U-Bar-U Unitarian Universalist Retreat and Conference Center, Mountain Home, TX
  Assistant Director, food service director, 2008-10, 2013
Chaplain, lifeguard
summer 2005 YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, Ely, MN
  Rocky Mountains and Boundary Waters
summers, 2000-04, 2006 Camp Unistar, Prairie Star District UUA, Cass Lake, MN
Church Nursery and Preschool Assistant Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, MN


Writing: committed journal writer, 42 volumes and counting
Languages: conversational Spanish and Hungarian, smattering of Hindi
Arts: cello, knitting, cooking, paper-arts, fashion
Health and fitness: yoga, swimming, Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard
Camping: 900 km solo walking pilgrimage across northern Spain “El Camino de Santiago de Compostela” from St Jean Pied du Port, France to Finisterre, Spain
May ’06, August ’07
   Camp Widjiwagan, Ely, MN
Women’s wilderness expeditions: Boundary Waters, Quetico, Isle Royale, Spanish Peaks, Wind River Range, Bear Tooth
Range Mountaineering Capstone: 40 days in the Brooks Mountain Range of Alaska