Mary was raised in San Diego and spent much of her youth as a competitive figure skater. She moved to Los Angeles after high school graduation. Mary served with Youth with a Mission in The Netherlands from 1988-1992 working in missionary training as well as in a discipleship community home in central Amsterdam. While there she met her husband Jeff and returned to the U.S. where she has continued to serve in missions at the church level providing leadership and missionary spiritual formation and support to people serving across the globe. Mary has a deep understanding of the unique circumstances missionaries and cross-cultural workers encounter and has worked to create tools and support for them. Mary and Jeff have one adult son Stephen.
Mary is a certified Enneagram Teacher by The Narrative Enneagram and a Professional Member of The International Enneagram Association and the Arizona Enneagram Association. She has received training from Helen Palmer, Peter O’Hanrahan, Renee Rosario, Terry Saracino, Beatrice Chestnut, Uranio Paes, Jerome Wagner, Anne Geary, Jeanine Jones, Andrea Andress, Beth McCord, and Russ Hudson.
Mary is an affiliate member of San Diego Spiritual Direction and serves as a spiritual director to San Diego County Intervarsity staff. She is currently training in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor as well as continuing her Enneagram professional development.