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My Background
 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

   Education:

        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 

   Honors:

         2005 Independent Publishers Book Award - Finalist in Poetry (Magellan's Shadow)
        2016 Woman of Achievement in Human Services (Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center)
  

    

 Publications 


   Two Books + a few booklets -- contact me directly for print copies:

          Magellan's Shadow: Faith Poems  (IPPY Independent Publishers Book Award, Finalist - Poetry, 2005)

          A Wind from God: Prayers for Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

          (Click on the cover images to learn more at Amazon.com)


   The booklets listed below can be read or downloaded free from this site. Click the title to view them.

"Intentional Wonder: Searching for heaven's treasure in moments of quiet joy" (2021)

"The Emotional Impact of Caregiving" (2020)

"Lessons in Healing from the Chapel Windows" (2019)

"Dementia Prayers" (2014) -- a trifold brochure

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    Barbara Hemphill

    Kingwood, TX