Welcome to the Blue Room! (Why “the blue room?” Here’s a post explaining the name’s origins.)

I’d love to lead a retreat or workshop for your organization or keynote your conference. Check out my Speaking page for more info.


With a friend at Idylwood Presbyterian Church's Blessing of the Animals, 2013

With a friend at Idylwood Presbyterian Church’s Blessing of the Animals, 2013


I’m a writer, spouse, mother of three, muffin maker and occasional marathoner. I am a Presbyterian pastor whose spiritual inner child is secretly Quaker. (I guess the secret’s out.) I believe in the expansive love of God that knows no bounds.

I live in the leafy suburbs of Washington DC but love the energy and noisy chaos of the city. I served as a pastor for 12 years, including Idylwood Presbyterian Church and Burke Presbyterian Church. I have completed a variety of writing projects, including a book, Sabbath in the Suburbs, released in 2012 by Chalice Press. I have also served as co-chair of NEXT Church, a national movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that’s calling forth vital ministry for our changing cultural context.

And finally, the fine print: The opinions expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any entity with which I work.