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I'm Jo. I'm a poet, photographer, pie lover, and cat wrangler, and wildly, incurably in love with God. I am an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church (2011), and have been writing publicly about theology, spirituality, and the Divine since 2000.

I am passionate about helping regular people who want more out of their lives discover ways to reclaim their traditions from abusive theology, reconnect with the Divine, and build a better world together. Right in the midst of the craziness of ordinary life.

We do this as a community, through articles, discussions, tools like the #Balance4Life planner, classes, and my first book: It's All Sacred. All those questions you've always wanted to ask but didn't really dare? That's what I'm here for.

When I'm not working for you, I lead a small, quirky, and intentional Episcopal community in the Seattle area (you can visit us!). I am being well trained by my two dogs, one cat, and a herd of wise horses.

Latest Articles

Spirituality Daily: Sustainable Spirituality
Human beings are spiritual creatures. We are wired from birth for wonder, for the sort of curiosity that launches epic[...]
Sit Still: Mother Earth Sings Lullaby
When was the last time you sat still long enough to hear the noise of rain blowing toward the land,[...]
How to See the Beauty in Everything
I have been told fairly frequently that I'm a great photographer, but I'm not, I've just practiced seeing. (Specifically, as[...]
Sacred Feminine Journey
The Sacred Feminine: Out of the Shadows Thousands of years ago a patchwork of religious and spiritual traditions covered Europe[...]
Spirituality & Practice
What is a Spiritual Practice Anyway? In a world of instant communication, modern medicine, and scientific discovery you might ask:[...]
Faith and Doubt: Freedom and Growth
There is a disturbing and dangerous trend among modern Christians (it appears in other faith groups as well, but I[...]
Spiritual Advisor: Don’t Walk Alone
Human beings have been gazing into the night sky and wondering for as long as we have been human. And[...]
The Spirituality of Imperfection
I was a middling student in high school. But my first semester at college I managed a perfect 4.0 and[...]
Mindfulness Retreat: How To
Tired? Stressed? Too damn distracted for mindfulness meditation (or much else?) You, my dear, need a retreat. The idea of[...]
The Gift of Celtic Spirituality
In the last few years putting the word "Celtic" on anything seemed to make it immediately chic. And the result[...]
Which Religion is Right?
Human beings care very much about being right. So it should be no surprise that we put quite a lot[...]
God And Horses: Horse Wisdom
The horse, in all her power and her fragility, has much to say to us about God. And God, through[...]

Life is complicated, chaotic, and sometimes difficult. For those seeking a life of connection with the divine, and a slower, more intentional life it can also be lonely. The Crazy Whole Life Facebook group offers a community of support, filled with fellow seekers. Support one another, share your insight and wisdom, and get regular reminders to pause, breathe and be.

Meaningful insights and uplifting encouragement!

Even for those (like me) who may snub organized religion for various reasons, or maybe aren’t sure what they believe, [Jo] is delightfully "non-churchy."  She offers meaningful insights and uplifting encouragement for both the religious and non-religious. I love that she's so down to earth and not judgy or preachy.  She’s the kind of person that could easily draw me into her church just to hear her sermons. 

Anita M.

See the divine in the mundane...

Jo writes about life in a way that is tangible and relatable. She encourages me to see the divine in the mundane, and creates opportunities for mindfulness in the routine. Her writing gives me permission to be present, pause, and process in a culture that glorifies being busy. I recommend Crazy Whole Life to anybody who is looking for a couple of minutes to center themselves in the midst of all of the other things demanding their attention.

Katherine K.