"I was born, raised and lived in Minnesota all of my life. I have been gratefully married to my soul mate for over 40 years. Our two adult daughters, their husbands and four grandchildren, all live within minutes of us. Spending time with my family and grandchildren is clearly the best part of my life. Since moving to downtown Minneapolis, I have not settled on a specific church, but consider myself grounded in liberal theology and progressive Christianity. I am drawn to the Sisters of St. Joseph based on their compelling mission lived out in an impressive array of ministries strengthened by a caring community of compassion and action. I am particularly touched by Second Sunday which nourishes my spirit and reinforces my commitment to the greater good. I am a conscientious objector from the Vietnam era which helped shape my beliefs based on Pope John XXIII encyclical, Pacem in Terris.
I was a clinical psychologist with Hazelden, now the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and later promoted to administration serving in a leadership role for over 20 years. My heart and soul found its way to higher education in order to advance the effectiveness of addiction treatment. I served as the founding Dean and first Vice President and Provost of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies."