Board of Directors
|Susan Ingle, Resource Administrator is a social worker by training having both an Bachelor's degree (University of Oklahoma) and Master’s degree (University of Kansas). Much of her work has been in medical oncology settings where she encountered many patients and families going through the process of death and grief. Through her work with families experiencing end of life issues, she was drawn to those who were coping with their grief and loss. Susan is the resource administrator for Faith and Grief. She monitors the registrations for the gatherings and workshops, handles communications for the ministry, keeps the statistics for all the gatherings as well as serves as co-leader at one of the Dallas area sites.|
|Bonnie Castellaw Brophy, Workshop Facilitator In 2012, Bonni's husband, Jack, died. While going through the grieving process, she attended a Faith & Grief Ministries workshop and found the tools to help rebuild her life while also giving her new friends who were also working through this difficult transition.
It was the best gift I could have given to my family and to myself…to go each week and process the realities of this new phase of life with other people who were also learning about this new land we had entered. The process of examining the difficult events that surrounded Jack’s death from a spiritual, emotional, and practical perspective in the Faith & Grief Ministries workshop helped me to accept it as a part of life.
Bonni spent 20 years in youth ministry with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, founding The Pines Catholic Camp in 1988. She has served in philanthropic leadership for 15 years in the Dallas area, helping clients create a legacy for their favorite charities.
|Regina Strader HuntWorkshop Facilitator is a ruling elder at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas where she works in the area of congregational, pastoral care, and spiritual formation. She is a long time Stephen Minister and Leader in that congregation and also works with other Dallas area congregations in grief ministry and ministries of spiritual formation and growth. Regina holds certificates in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction from HeartPaths Spirituality Centre, sits on the board of Spiritual Ministries Institute, and works in private practice as a spiritual director. She has completed the two-year lay pastor (CRE) certification program (PCUSA) at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. As a change management consultant, she works with large organizations to develop strategies that minimize disruption and negative impact of large scale changes within those organizations as well as their business partners.|
|Diane Pennington, Workshop Facilitator is an ordained deacon at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in Richardson. She serves on the development team at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary as their North Texas liaison. Diane studied at Oklahoma Baptist University where she studied vocal performance. She enjoyed a 25 year career in musical theatre in New York and continues to direct children in faith based drama and creative arts programs.. She completed a degree in Psychology for Special Populations at City University in New York. Most recently, obtained certificates in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction from HeartPaths Spirituality Centre. “I feel blessed and humbled to walk with those who are going through loss and the difficult journey of grieving. I pray that God will be present through me as a listening and supportive ear in the 6-week Faith & Grief Ministries workshops.”|
Previous Board Members
|Dr. Becky Pigott|
|Teal Thawley has been involved in facilitating grief groups since 2003, following her husband’s death in 2002. She also serves as a director for Young Widow – Chapter Two, a non-profit organization that sponsors an online bulletin board for young widows and widowers (www.ywbb.org). She has degrees from Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and currently practices law in Dallas. She is a member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. She joined the board of directors of Faith & Grief in 2013.|