As an Ordained United Methodist Minister in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church, I have served under appointment since 1985 as a pastor, chaplain and now founder and spiritual director of Chabereth Ministries. I am particularly interested in spiritual formation and direction ministries. As a spiritual director, I meet with individuals about once a month and listen with the Holy One as they explore their relationship to God. And I enjoy leading retreats - especially at the Riverside Retreat Center at Pecometh. I have also developed a secondary ministry as a bereavement specialist. I also founded and facilitate Whispering Woods Native American Flute Ministry and Circle
Organizations, and Interests
I am the co-founder and former chair of the Board of Directors of Hearts On Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders. Hearts on Fire has a deep desire to advance the goals of spiritual formation: the transformation of lives and the deepening of discipleship. Our goal is to provide formational leaders with opportunities for connection, networking, resourcing and support. We work to advocate for and educate about the ministries of spiritual direction and retreat leadership at every level of the United Methodist Church. Every year Hearts On Fire gathers for lunch at Spiritual Directors International and we have a national retreat every other year at different locations across the country.
Photography is a contemplative practice for me as it helps me to notice the beauty of my environment and draws me into the Presence of the Holy. You can see some of my pictures at ViewBug.org.
I enjoy volunteering as a crew member on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware's tall ship. There is something magical and spiritual about sailing on this beautiful ship!
Playing my Native American Flutes is a prayer practice for me. It connects me to the Creator and creation. I particularly enjoy playing my flutes for patients of Delaware Hospice, Inc. as a volunteer.
I truly enjoy delivering Meals On Wheels to senior citizens in our area.
Chabereth Ministries, Inc.
Jul 2004 – Present
As a Spiritual Director, I meet with individuals usually once a month for about an hour to accompany them as they explore, and develop a closer walk with God. I also lead retreats and workshops about spiritual formation.
United Methodist Church
Jun 1985 – Present
I was ordained in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference in 1985 and have served under appointment as a pastor of churches throughout the Conference, as Pediatric Chaplain at the Medical Center of Delaware (now Christiana Health Care) for two years. Although, I am officially retired from the Conference now, I continue the ministry of my last appointment to Chabereth Ministries, as a spiritual director.