My mission in life is to be an authentic human being who embodies grace and compassion in all relationships.
I write a few times per month about experiences I have with others and the lessons they teach me about life.
I have never been a traditionalist professionally.
I was a pastoral care specialist in two congregations during the first thirteen years of my career developing ministries that taught adults how to care for one another throughout the life cycle.
I was a Chaplain in an outpatient clinic with persons living with HIV/AIDS during the next fifteen years of my career in the deep South. The staff and patients taught me a lot. I started a national program to enable persons to come together to offer intentional support to persons with any healthcare need.
Now I am the Director of Pastoral Care at a hospital in Alabama where we offer grace and compassion to patients, families, employees, and the community regardless of faith background. We offer this care in the inpatient hospital units, outpatient clinics, and in the community.
My personal faith journey has led me to work on the staff of congregations in Presbyterian (summer youth minister), Baptist (associate pastor), and United Church of Christ (UCC, associate pastor) congregations. I am now an active member of the Episcopal Church and going through the ordination process (again).
- Live in Birmingham, AL with the love of my life
- Have two open-hearted, loving stepchildren, who are in college and graduate school.
- Enjoy strength training, walking and hiking, photography, water skiing, and technology
A Word About Confidentiality
Confidentiality and integrity are central for me in my professional and personal life.
If a person’s identity needs to be protected, I change key identifying information so that the heart of the story can be told but the identity of the individual is confidential.
I do not represent any institution on this blog as these are my own thoughts and beliefs.