Trish officially retired from a 25-year career in teaching, training, and organizational development. She has been a volunteer since childhood with victims of violence and the ill. Trish helped non-profits develop their training programs, and developed and taught a course for lay chaplains. Her formal education has been in theology, human development, and midwifery. Trish is a Certified Professional Midwife and a registered preceptor with the North American Registry of Midwives. She has taught midwifery in both academic and clinical programs. Trish has been to Africa more than 22 times as a teacher and preceptor. Trish served on other boards including the Association of Midwifery Educators, Mendocino Coast District Hospital Chaplains, and Soroptimist International of the Mendocino-Sonoma Coast. She was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1995. Trish lives in Northern California with her spouse and dogs. She has five grown children, and eight grandchildren.