I’ve never met anyone else with the same name as me, and that’s been like my experience of life as a biracial woman of some color born at the very end of the Baby Boomer generation and not raised to be leader and yet I have become one.
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and emigrated to the United States in 1993. I have been an operatic tenor, an actor, a paramedic, and now work as a hospital chaplain, carpenter, and coordinator of worship service music at Reba Place Church. I am a proud father of two, stepfather of two, and a husband to Tomo, an immigrant from Japan who serves at a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Chicago.
I work part-time as office manager and attend grad school part-time at Loyola. I’m studying social work, because one of my greatest joys is connecting people to resources and helping them feel welcomed in a new space. My job requires me to know a lot of things about a lot of people and events, so call or email me if you have questions about anything. I love to help!