… is a spiritual director, writer, and minister who delights in helping people translate spiritual truths into everyday realities, without the outmoded creeds and hurtful dogmas of the past. She recently retired from parish ministry to devote her time to spiritual direction and writing. Her special interest is with seekers and those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
Parish ministry is her sixth career. She was previously a researcher for a public interest group, mid-level manager in state government, freelance journalist and consultant, managing editor for a national trade magazine, and manager and developer of corporate training programs.
Her church positions were as senior pastor with The Park Church in Elmira, NY (2010-2017) and Arlington Community Church in Kensington, CA. (2004-2009).
She believes that God is experienced rather than understood, and that doubt is to belief as dissent is to democracy — to have the latter without the former is sham. The important thing is the journey, not the destination, and it is most joyful when we travel together, with all of our differences and uncertainties.
In addition to spiritual direction and writing, Felicity serves as a volunteer hospital chaplain and engages in the ministry of hospitality through renting her cottage (called “Eleison,” which is Greek for “mercy”) to visitors through Airbnb.
Airbnb listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10252236