Tropical Leaves




A ReVisioned Woman

I have been committed to the spiritual care of women and girls for 15+ years, bringing healing to wounded hearts and finding solutions to gender-based violence through prevention and awareness education.  


I have authored and co-authored three books: From Grace to Grace: A Prayer & Healing Journal; In Realitea, She is Me; and God Said I Am Battle Scar Free, and I am an honored recipient of the Phoenix Award from Harambe Social Services for work in the field of domestic violence.  While in Princeton Theological Seminary, I was the distinguished recipient of the John Allen Swink Award for Excellence in Preaching.   I’m also a member of the Women of Color Network and the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence, but my greatest joy is life with my husband and daughter.

  • Certified Master Life Coach, American Union of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Certified in The Use of Technology to Stalk, the National Stalking Resource Center

  • Certified Danger Assessor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

  • Certified DVVRT (Domestic Violence Victim Response Team) and SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) Crisis Counselor, State of New Jersey

Other facts
  • Survivor

  • 15 years as a public-school educator

  • M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary

  • 15+ years of experience in Women’s Ministry/Pastoral Care of Women