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 Experience, Education & Training  


   Dementia Experience:

        Mother with Lewy Body Dementia

        Mother-In-Law with vascular dementia

        Dementia Caregiver Support Group facilitator since 2002


   Facilitator Training:

        Alzheimer’s Association support group facilitator training



        B.S. Mathematics, Texas Christian University
                   (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Senior Scholar in Mathematics)

        M.P.S. Pastoral Care and Counseling, Loyola University - New Orleans
                  (Loyola Institute for Ministry)

        4 Units Clinical Pastoral Education, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

        Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Episcopal Diocese of TX FinD Program


   Related work experience:

        Pastoral Care Coordinator 1999-2007

        Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Kingwood,TX 



        2005 Independent Publishers Book Award - Finalist in Poetry (Magellan's Shadow)

        2016 Woman of Achievement in Human Services (Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center)


   I have written two books of poetry and meditations:

        Magellan's Shadow: Faith Poems

        A Wind from God: Prayers for Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

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    Barbara Hemphill

    Kingwood, TX