Hi, I have been a spiritual seeker for as long I can remember. My journey has led me through pastoring a church and campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, spiritual direction, teaching, and a whole bunch of reading. I love the spiritual quest, and along with my current work in health care, I love to help others engage their quests more vitally.

Scott copyI live in Minneapolis with my wife, Melanie (who does similar work: hospice bereavement counselor and chaplain, and spiritual direction). We have a wonderful daughter, Ana, who is a social worker, and three fine dogs. Life is good!

Here’s more about me: 


  • Ordained, Lutheran Pastor (ELCA), 1988

  • Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (ACPE), 2001

  • Center for Spiritual Guidance (Spiritual Direction Certificate), 2004

  • Coach University (Coaching Certificate), 2008

  • Infinite Possibilities Trainer (through Mike Dooley), 2012


  • M.Div. Yale Divinity School, 1985

  • B.A. Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 1982


Spiritual Direction

  • Founder: Sojourners Spiritual Direction Program, 2014 to present

  • Spiritual Director, 2002 to present

  • Staff: Spiritual Guidance & Leadership Program, 2004 to 2012

Workshop and Retreat Leader, Speaker

  • Wide variety of topics, 1990 to present


  • Corporate and Life Coach, 2008 to present

 Chaplaincy, Health Care and Pastoral Education

  • Director of Spiritual Care, Park Nicollet, 2002 to present

  • Board Certified Chaplain, 2002 to present

  • Certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (ACPE), 1998 to present

  • Chaplain and CPE Supervisor, Unity Hospital 1999 to 2002

  • Chaplaincy and CPE Training, Allina Health Services, 1996 – 2002


  • Campus Pastor, Colorado State University, 1993 – 1996

  • Parish Pastor, Minnetonka Lutheran Church, 1988 – 1993

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856