I am the Parish Nurse at First Church Berkeley. The main focus of my work is with our Mental Health Ministry as we live into our call to be a “Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged (WISE) Congregation for Mental Health.” I am a board member of the UCC Mental Health Network and participate in conferences spreading the word about mental health inclusion with congregations throughout the country. Other Parish Nurse activities include providing referrals to community health-related resources and supporting individuals and families with issues around their health and well-being.
I enjoy playing the piano and doing portrait photography. Origami is a new hobby, and I am currently working on tessellations — beautiful geometric designs folded from one large sheet of paper.