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My Background, My Career, and My Story

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My Background

My Background

My Background

My husband Bill and I live in Oakwood, Ohio, (suburb of Dayton).

 We love our 1945 Cape Cod home!

I grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota.  I graduated Bachelor of Arts, Moorhead, Minnesota (via student intern, Paris/Nevers, France)  and I moved to Washington, DC.  In 1987, I moved  to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I moved to Butte, Montana, in 2012 and then I moved to Newark, Delaware in 2016.  


STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE:  Therapy Team Evaluation Dog Advanced Steps, Paws University; Paws for People,   Newark, DE 4-2017

PAWS OF READING:  Completed the requirements of training.  Paws University, Paws of People, Newark, DE  8-2017

CERTIFICATE:  Board of Certified Chaplain (BCC):  The National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Milwaukee, WI  2014-2019

CERTIFICATE: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty, California State University San Marcos,  on-line.  Butte, MT  5-2012

MASTER OF DIVINITY:   The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN  5-2009

CERTIFICATE:  Theological and Religious Studies,  United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN  5-2007

MASTER OF ARTS:  Human Resources-Organizational Development and Training, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN  12-1997

CERTIFICATE:  Organizational Development and Training, University of St Paul, MN  12-1997

MASTER OF ARTS:  Educational Administration- Community Education, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN  7-1989

BACHELOR OF ARTS:  Political Science, French and Spanish, Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Moorhead, MN   5-1986

DIPLOMA:  Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota   5-1982


My Career

My Background

My Background

I'm retired as a Chaplain:  Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) and Spiritual Advisor.  


CHAPLAIN VOLUNTEER:  Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH  1-2019 to 12-2019

VISITING VOLUNTEER: Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, OH 5-2018-present

SALES ASSOCIATE:  Talbots Store, Oakwood OH 10-2018 to 2-2019

CHAPLAIN VOLUNTEER: Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care, Christiana Hospital, Christiana, DE 2017-2018

GREETER VOLUNTEER: US Deparment of Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital, Wilmington, DE  2017

THERAPY DOG VOLUNTEER: Paws of People, Newark, DE 2016-2018

DIRECTOR, MISSION SERVICES:  St. James Healthcare, Butte, MT  2012-2014

CHAPLAIN RESIDENT:  (4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education)

Allina Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, MN 2011-2012

CHAPLAIN INTERN:  (1 Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education), University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, Minneapolis, MN 2006

PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR:  Archdiocese of St Pau/Minneapolis,

St. Paul, Mn  2009-2010

DIRECTOR, CLIENT SOLUTIONS:  The Bob Pike Group, Eden Prairie, MN  2007-2009

PARISH LIFE ADMINISTRATION INTERN:  Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Maplewood, MN  2005-2007

SALES TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT II:  Wells Fargo Bank Sales Academy: New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, San Franciso, and Minneapolis, MN  2001-2004

DIRECTOR, ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS:  Weather-Rite Manufacturing, Minneapolis, MN  1990-2000

TRAINING/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT:  The Employers Association, Plymouth, MN  1998-1999

TRAINING/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT:  Stephens Consulting Groups, Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago, London, UK, and Minneapolis, MN  1996-1998


FINANCIAL PLANNER/INSURANCE AGENT:  Mutual Service Insurance, Minneapolis, MN  1994-1996

SALES ASSOCIATE:  Nordstorm, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN  1992-1993

FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE:  US Bank (First Bank), Minneapolis, MN  1990-1992

STOCKBROKER - FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS REPRESENTATIVE:  Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter), Minneapolis, MN  1989-1990

    -Licenses:  Series 7, 63 and Foreign Currency and all insurance licenses.


My Story

My Background

My Story

I suffered a major ischemic stroke. September 27, 2014 and spent 10 days in the Texas Stroke Institute at the Medical Center in Plano, Texas.  They discovered I had a hole in my heart which allowed a blot clot to go to my brain.  The link below to Caring Bridge provides much more in my journey back.


We love taking walks with our dog Keeva (Australian Labradoodle).

I like Belgian Beer, and Jameson and  Midleton Whiskey!

I love quilting, mixed media arts, photography, and gardening.

I like walking, bicycling, swimming, cross-fit (no run!)  

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