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The Hive

Hillary is often working on projects that blend her vocation and training. Her current major project, born of an intense meditation session, is called “The Hive.” Based on model of community and growth of the hive of the honey bee (an ancient metaphor for the church) wellness and spirituality website will support progressive Christian women grown in their faith and change the world. The Hive will have many categories for topics of all kinds and can be found at www.thehiveapiary.com.

 
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Yoga Instruction

As a long-time yoga practitioner and 500-hour certified yoga instructor, Hillary also teaches yoga and meditation several times a week in a class that is free and open to the whole community. She practices and teaches primarily in the Ashtanga system of yoga which blends energetic postures with deep intentionality to help aid in prayer and holy living. 

 
 

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Certified Daring Way Facilitator

Hillary is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF), having trained with Brené Brown and her team in February 2015. She incorporates researcher Brené Brown's work on vulnerability and wholeheartedness into preaching, teaching, and pastoral counseling, and lead series based on the Daring Way. This work parallels Christians' call to practice radical discipleship and love God, neighbor, and self. 


Memberships

  • Clergy Deputy 2018 National General Convention
  • Vice President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania 
  • Member of the Pennsylvanian Diocesan Commission on Ministry 
  • Member of the Diocese of Pennsylvania Liturgical Committee
  • Visiting Member of the North American Academy of Liturgy 
  • Member of the Gathering of Leaders Steering Committee
  • Member of the Invite Welcome Connect Steering Committee 
  • Past Member of the National Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee 
  • Past Member of the National Standing Committee of the State of the Church, 2003-2009
  • Past Member of Presiding Bishop’s National Moravian Dialogue Celebration Liturgical Planning Commission and Master of Ceremonies for historic service celebrating the Joint Communion status of the Episcopal and Moravian Church
  • Member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Native Americans
  • Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology), 2004-Present
 

Education & Certifications

  • Doctorate of Ministry|Drew University, 2014

  • Master of Divinity|Yale Divinity School, 2007 

  • Bachelor of Arts: Religion and Psychology| Moravian College, 2005

  • Berkley Divinity School, Diploma of Anglican Studies, 2008 
  • Institute of Sacred Music, ISM Certificate, 2008  
  • Daring Way Facilitator and Counselor
  • 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher 
  • Walking the Mourner’s Path 
  • Stephen’s Ministry Leader 
  • The Fund for Theological Education VocationCARE model
  • Leadership for Parish Musicians program (LPM), 2010
  • Invite Welcome Connect
  • Godly Play Curriculum
  • J2A (Journey to Adulthood) Curriculum