About Deb

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I have many roles.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, and friend.  I have been married for twenty-seven years, have two children, aged 16 and 14, a mom in her 80s, and a dog, aged six.

I have done many things.

I have been a print journalist, disc jockey, radio newscaster, social worker helping chronically mentally ill people on the streets of Baltimore, psychologist in the California state prison system, forensic psychologist for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, neuropsychologist for the California Department of Mental Health, and a forensic psychological expert witness in both state service and private practice.

I have learned many things.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Theatre and Dance, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity.

I am still learning and doing.

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church.  I serve as an Interim Pastor at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco and as the Associate Rector at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley, California where I preach, teach, and try to live a life of faith in community.

I believe that the common thread of my life is my love of people and my desire to be among them through their struggles and joys.  I believe that all that I have been, am, and will be is by the grace of God and through and with other people.  I believe that I am called to draw people into communion with one another by sharing my life with them.