Where you live: Seattle, WA
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Community Engagement Coordinator for a non-profit that creates affordable housing, Freelance writer
Why you are interested in spirituality?
My mom was incredibly intuitive and spiritual—I think she passed that on to me. I care about meaning, especially as a writer and faith leader.
Your favorite quote: “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa
Your favorite web sites:
Writer’s Almanac (http://writersalmanac.
Lectionary Lab—aka Two Bubbas and a Bible (http://lectionarylab.
Your hero? Moms who make sacrifices for their children.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Each day requires writing and listening to God.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?”
Holden Village, a retreat center in the Cascade Mountains of Washington
Mary is also the author of The Graceful Exit: A Pastor’s Journey from Good-bye to Hello, a book published by the Alban Institute, and you can see more here: