About Mary Kay


Mary Kay is a Life-Cycle Celebrant, spiritual director, retreat leader and writer. While she grew up Roman Catholic in central Wisconsin, she found Quakers in 1989 and never left. She is a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute,  the School of the Spirit’s Spiritual Nurture program and Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Guidance program. She has a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Spring Arbor University. Her BA is in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She and her husband have been somewhat nomadic in their many years together, having lived in several places in Wisconsin (including Green Bay – Go Packers!) and New York State. They and their dog Fozzie happily call Greenville, NC home.

In all that she offers, it is her joy and honor to serve BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and military individuals and families.

Mary Kay is a faith-filled Friend. She has led retreats at Powell House for several years and I’ve found them to be well grounded in Spirit. She offers spiritual nurture for the whole person – body, mind and soul.  I have left the retreats refreshed and renewed.

~ Ann Davidson, Former Executive Director, Powell House Quaker Retreat and Conference Center

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