When the Moon is Dark
When the moon is dark


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 and Christianity.

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.