I am excited about the opportunity to accompany you on your spiritual journey. I am a chaplain and certified spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition. My life experiences as a wife, mother, care giver of an elderly parent, and elementary school teacher help me to be present for others as they experience life’s joys and challenges. I look forward to meeting you and exploring the presence and love of God in your life.
Spiritual Director & Chaplain
Background and Formation:
I am the Chaplain and Spiritual Director at Malta House, a transitional home for women who are
pregnant or have a baby and do not currently have a home. At Malta House I meet with the mothers
individually for spiritual care and support, conduct weekly prayer groups, and plan and lead retreats for
the mothers and staff. I am a member of the care team that supports the healing of the mothers and
provides the resources they need to transition to independent living.
As a member of the College of Directors at the Murphy Center of Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield
University I provide spiritual direction to university students in a semester-long course, Encountering the
Living God. Additionally, I provide spiritual direction and spiritual exercises to a wider community
supporting people of all ages and backgrounds. I also provide spiritual direction to participants in the
Diocese of Bridgeport’s Leadership Institute.
Trained as a chaplain at the Norwalk Hospital in the Clinical Pastoral Education program, I ministered to patients, families, and staff during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to being a
member of the PACT Peer Support team that provided emotional support to members of the
hospital community during the pandemic.
Additionally, I provide spiritual direction for the Office of Spirituality - Eastern Provence’s Contemplative
Leaders in Action Program. Providing spiritual care to young adults (24-36) who are part of a leadership
formation program based on Ignatian spirituality.
Fairfield University – Certification in Spiritual Direction
Fairfield University – Certification in the Spiritual Exercises – 19 th Annotation
Sacred Heart University – Master of Arts in Teaching
Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Science
CT State Department of Education – Teacher Certification Grades K – 6
Clinical Pastoral Education – Chaplain Internship Norwalk Hospital
VIRTUS Certification in Protecting God’s Children and Vulnerable Adults
PACT Peer Support Certification
Chaplain and Spiritual Director – Malta House
Spiritual Director – Murphy Center of Ignatian Spirituality
Chaplain – Norwalk Hospital
Spiritual Director - Contemplative Leaders in Action – Office of Ignatian Spirituality
Private Practice as an Ignatian Spiritual Director working with adults and students
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion – Silver Hill Hospital
Memberships & Listings:
Murphy Center of Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield University – College of Directors
Order of Malta – Dame of Magistral Grace
Office of Ignatian Spirituality, Eastern Provence
Virtual and In-Person
Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Exercises, Retreats