For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes!--- Dag Hammarskjold

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Let me tell you who I am:

A longtime pediatric hospital chaplain and health care leader who speaks from years of experience fostering healing, hope, happiness and humor. And sometimes I even get to bless fox hunting hounds and riders at the beginning of the fall hunt. No worries though, they only hunt a “stinky,” or dragged scent and, frankly, the hounds think that’s just fabulous.

Meanwhile, the lovely little fox is always safe!

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  • Encourage examining your beliefs and personal assets
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“Life offers us plenty of opportunities. It also tests us with setbacks, dead ends, hellos and goodbyes. The ultimate goal is to ground ourselves in continuity and meaning.”  

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 Additional information about me

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, I completed my divinity studies in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire where I was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1983.

Then earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology from St. Catherine University and post-graduate training from: Poynter Institute of Journalism; Uniprise Leadership Academy (United Health Group), United Hospital and Children’s Hospitals Minnesota medical ethics committee member; Harvard School of Mind Body Medicine; Harvard School of Spirituality and Healing; Hospital-based Critical Incident Stress Management; Cultural Competency in the Health Care Setting.