After completing a Bachelors degree in Theology from Saint Catherine’s University, I went on to attain a Masters degree in Theology and an additional Masters Certificate in Spiritual Direction. In June of 2011, I opened my private spiritual direction practice, Riverbend Spiritual Care LLC, in New Ulm, MN. I am delighted to again be back at Saint Catherine’s, this time as an adjunct professor in the theology department teaching the Theological Questions course.
I cannot imagine a better job. I feel so lucky to be entrusted with the spiritual lives of my clients, and am daily blessed by their sacred stories. I count myself lucky for having grown up in a multi-denominational home where inclusiveness was the norm. Later in my education at St Catherine’s, living in a pluralistic world was not just the norm, it was celebrated and praised! So I enthusiastically welcome people of all faith traditions or none at all. I am committed to providing people with a non-judgmental, compassionate environment to explore their personal spirituality and have a deep reverence for the dignity, equality, rights, and gifts of all persons. I believe in the inherent presence of God in each and every human being, whoever they are, and wherever they are spiritually.