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I have a doctorate in ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary and masters from Meadville-Lombard Theological School and the University of Chicago Divinity School. In addition I have certifications in divorce mediation, restorative justice mediation, and psychological first aid. Since 1991 I’ve worked in mediation and pastoral counseling as well as developing a large wedding ministry which is still ongoing. Over the years I’ve worked with over 800 couples – both joining together taking asunder, and re-imagining relationship. I served as the interfaith pastoral counselor at a residential addictions treatment center for two years and have had a private practice doing spiritual guidance for fifteen years. I’m a member of Spiritual Directors International and am listed with Psychology Today.
For the past three decades I’ve been active as a teacher and minister in countries around the world, leading seminars and giving talks on myth and the soulful life in Malaysia, Lithuania, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Germany, Holland, England, Canada, South Africa, and all over the United States.
Joseph Campbell became a longtime family friend of the Armstrongs during my formative years and I learned his unique interpretation of world mythology at my own dinner table. His work and his personality inspired my degree in comparative religion and ethics at the University of Chicago, my training as a minister and my travels around the world in service to the high ideal of inter-religious understanding. For 12 years I worked with the Joseph Campbell Foundation as the International OutReach Director; supporting the Mythological RoundTables, writing the monthly Myth Letter, planning the annual members’ meetings, being one of the co-leaders of the Joseph Campbell Week at Esalen, and our organizing our contributions to the Parliament of World’s Religions.
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