I began my work with people in hospice after graduating from the International Harp Therapy Program as a Certified Therapeutic Harpist (CTHP) in 2011. I have learned through my hospice work that this is my calling, to bring comfort and support to people at the end of life through music and spiritual presence.
In 2020 during the start of the pandemic I was unable to serve my patients in person. My only option, if I was to continue this work, was to become a Certified Hospice Chaplain. I began my Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City in September of that year during the height of the Covid pandemic, ministering to patients, families and staff at the hospital. I was hired as a staff Chaplain with Horizon Hospice in December of that year. I just completed my four units of Clinical Pastoral Education through the World Spiritual Health Organization in July, 2022. I still find that music is often the best way to connect with people at the end of life and I continue to use my Therapeutic Harp skills to bring comfort and support to those preparing for their next life transition.
Over 30 years professional career in Healthcare facilities including hospices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, cancer research, animal clinics.
I am blessed to be able to continue my practice in the greater Salt Lake City area and Back of the Wasatch front.
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