Merrie is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) and has served in 3 churches. She loves to talk with people about their relationships with God and what He is doing in their lives, His church, and the world. She is married to Ron, and has 4 children, 4 grandchildren (and one on the way!), and two cats. Her hobbies are gardening, family history research, music, reading theology, and watercolor painting.
Merrie received a MCS in Applied Theology (adult spiritual formation focus) from Regent College (Vancouver BC) and a DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation (congregational discernment and decision making focus) from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (Portland, OR). She also received a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She is a member of the ECC’s network of spiritual directors, and is associated with the Selah Center (Woodway, WA).