Two things have motivated and shaped Eileen’s journey: her passion for working alongside and in support of people, and her deep faith in a Divine love.
This has led her to a life dedicated to community service and development. Using her Doctorate in Psychology and Masters of Divinity, she has served in universities, rehab facilities, private practices, community centres, and as a pastor for congregations. No matter what community she’s in, she finds herself drawn towards opportunities to teach, support, care for, and love people.
As a life-long learner, Eileen is most fulfilled when in those positions that allow her to work with a diverse group of people. Through a variety of perspectives she is pushed to grow. She is inspired by peers whose visions for a bigger, better, more inclusive world have led to creative solutions for complex and difficult problems.
In between those moments, Eileen finds comfort and joy in reading, cooking, and camping – especially with family and friends. There, beauty becomes quite tangible. Nature’s bright colours, the smells of spices that help a cuisine take shape, the laughter and smiles of her children and spouse – they remind her of the love she’s received, and the love she works to instil in the world around her each day.