Patricia Moore is an Episcopal priest; she has served in the church for nearly 25 years:  in parish ministry, at a retreat center, as chaplain and administrator for a large church social service agency, and as a spiritual director and retreat leader. Some of her formative experiences include: growing up in Latin America, serving in the Peace Corps in Chile, teaching English as a Second Language in southern California, working collaboratively with a group of women to start and operate a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. She lived in New Mexico for eight years and does her best to get back there often. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation research on Santos de Santa Fe focused on Hispanic devotional folk art. Now she serves as Chaplain at The Bishop’s Ranch, a beautiful retreat, camp, and conference center in Healdsburg, CA. She also is a spiritual director and retreat leader. She is grateful to be a mother and grandmother and for the incomparable lessons and graces brought to her by her family. You could visit her blog at: www.ammapat.blogspot.com but it mostly contains her sermons from recent years, and only occasional current posts.