Ministry Strengths and Interests

Worship and preaching

Community building in congregational life

Anti-oppression/anti-racism programming

Interfaith outreach and collaboration

Pastoral care

End of life issues, hospice

Ministry with youth and young adults

Religious architecture

Lifespan learning


Starr King School for the Ministry

M. Div., May 21, 2009

Stanford University Hospital and Clinics

CPE (Chaplaincy Internship), Summer 2008

University of California, Berkeley

Ph. D. Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies, 1986

A.B. Comparative Literature, 1972

San Francisco State University  M.A. Comparative Literature, 1977

Université de Caen, France

Program for Foreign Students, Spring Semester 1973


Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Auburn, AL

     Interim Minister, October 2016-June 2018

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Alameda, CA

Monthly Worship Leader, February 2015- July 2016

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, MD

Intern Minister, 2008-09

San Francisco State University

Department of World and Comparative Literature

Lecturer: 1977-78, 1987-88, 1997-2006

Myths of the World, Hero Tales of the Mediterranean, Fables & Tales

College of Notre Dame (now Notre Dame de Namur University)

Department of English

Lecturer, 1993-97

Writing, Drama, Milton

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Comparative Literature

Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor, 1979-93

(Graduate Student Instructor Coordinator, 1989-93)

Reading and Composition, Women and Literature

Department of French

Graduate Student Instructor, 1978-79

University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library

Technical Assistant, 1977

Baker & McKenzie

Legal Secretary: San Francisco Office, 1972; London Office, 1974

Congregational Leadership

Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (member, 1988-present)

Board of Trustees: Secretary, Vice President, President (2003-04)

Governance Transition Team

DRE Search Committee

RE Ministry Committee

RE Committee

RE teaching team (middle school)

Adult Education Committee

Staff Relations Committee

Committee on Ministry

Intern Committee

Aesthetics Committee

Space Improvement Group

Multicultural Book Group, Coordinator (1995-2006)

Pastoral Care Associates

Worship Associates

UUA General Assembly, 2003-04-05-06-07-09-10-15-16-17-18


7th-9th Grade OWL, spring 2012

Lay Chaplain and Caring Team Coordinator, 2012-present

Small group ministry facilitator

Led “Caring Congregation” course on mental health ministry

Other Skills and Interests


Lived in Britain (Wales, London), 1973-74; France (Paris), 1981-82


Sojourn to the Past (Civil Rights landmarks in the South)     

Manzanar War Relocation Center 

“Encuentro: Journey to the Borders of San Mateo County”


French (speaking); Spanish, Latin, German (reading)


Music (piano, choir), theater (as spectator), multicultural fiction, movies, yoga


Saints and Scribes: Medieval Hagiography in Its Manuscript Context, University of California Press, 1993.


By the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, November 1st, 2015