For more than 30 years, Pamela has been a Spiritual Director, Educator, Lecturer and Retreat Leader.
She is also the mother of five adult children and grandmother of four. Pamela’s innate mysticism has
captured what many have sought—a connection to the Divine. Her lifework and passion is dedicated to
understanding and sharing this with us.
Pamela has served as a Core Faculty Member at the School of Applied Theology,
as well as, an Adjunct Faculty Member at The Jesuit School of Theology. It was there she was appointed as
Director of Colloquium and Academic Advisor for Sabbatical Program. She has also taught at the Starr King
School of Theology. Although her personal journey and education are greatly rooted in Catholicism—Pamela’s
teachings and message are those that transcend many faiths.
Pamela’s retreats and workshops have spanned the globe. They include Sacred Feminine
Images & Discovering the Self with Humor and Spirit in Kenya and Tanzania, Sexuality and Spirituality in Brazil,
Eco-Feminism in Peru as well as Remembering and Claiming Wise Women for Blackfeet Indian Women in Montana and
for European and American women In Greece. Additionally, Pamela founded and Directed La Casa de la Luz—a spiritual
retreat for both women and men, the Institute for Spiritual Direction and The Institute for Sacred Healing Arts.
Pamela earned a B.A. in Education, Spanish, Boston College and a M.A. in Systemic Theology
from the Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She has also studied at The
Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, affiliated with the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL.
In addition, she has traveled the world to meet with indigenous people to understand the weave of native religions
Pamela currently lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband where they co-founded
and run a small non-profit retreat, Two Bears Dancing. Pamela most recently authored, When the Moon is Dark We
Can See the Stars, a provoking and courageous book that discusses her own spiritual awakening.