I am a theologian and Christian minister with over two decades of pastoral experience and a strong advocate for holistic health/spirituality. My background includes a Ph.D. (2016) from Union Institute & University in Ethical and Creative Leadership (I focused on the example of St. Hildegard of Bingen); a D.Min (2012) and a MA in Theology (2007) from St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology; a MA in Ministry (2011) from Ursuline College; and a BA (2003) from Cleveland State University. I am in the process of completing a diploma in holistic wellness from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I am also a certified minister and have training in pastoral care/counseling and sacramental preparation including marriage and funerals. I have received a number of awards and acknowledgements over the years for my academic and pastoral achievements. I am married (for 29 years) and am the mother of 3 beautiful adult daughters. In my spare time I am an amateur beekeeper and I love to be outside walking, collecting Lake Erie Beach Glass, and reading. My greatest passion is St. Hildegard of Bingen and my second spiritual home is on the Rhine River in Germany! I have dedicated my life to discovering creative ways to help others renew their greenness (viriditas) of mind, body, and spirit.