MARIANNE SICKLES GRABOWSKI D.Min., NCC, LCPC

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1 MARIANNE SICKLES GRABOWSKI D.Min., NCC, LCPC Touchstone Counseling & Consultation, Inc. 15 East Main Street, Suite 224-A Office: , x5 EDUCATION Doctor of Ministry May 2014 Master of Science Loyola University Maryland May 1999 Baltimore, Maryland Pastoral Counseling Master of Divinity Wesley Theological Seminary May 1983 Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Science Pennsylvania State University May 1979 State College, Pennsylvania Biochemistry DOCTORAL DISSERTATION "Holy Darkness, Blessed Night: A Phenomenological Study of Spiritual Journey in the Lived Experience of Protestant Clergy" SPECIALIZED TRAINING Clinical Pastoral Education Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, Maryland 2 Basic Units & Two Advanced Units of C.P.E Spiritual Direction Graduate Program in Christian Spiritual Guidance Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation & The Washington Theological Union Washington, D.C.

2 G r a b o w s k i 2 ORDINATION Baltimore Washington Elder June 1985 Conference of the United Methodist Church Central Pennsylvania Deacon June 1981 Conference of the United Methodist Church PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE State of Maryland Clinical Professional Counselor January 2006 CERTIFICATION & ENDORSEMENT American Association Fellow Member November 2008 of Pastoral Counselors The United Methodist Pastoral Counselor August 2007 Church ~ Division of Endorsed for Extension Ministry Ordained Ministry National Board National Certified Counselor October 1999 of Certified Counselors PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT Adjunct Faculty September 2014 Course: Ministry with Couples & Families Ministerial Guide ~ Master of Divinity Students September 2012 to May 2013 Adjunct Faculty September 2012 to December 2012 Course: Ministry with Couples & Families Practicum Supervisor for Student Intern January 2012 to July 2012 Loyola University Maryland, Pastoral Counseling Program Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Graduate Intern September 2009 to May 2011 Board of Professional Counselors, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

3 G r a b o w s k i 3 Founder & President Touchstone Counseling & Consultation, Inc. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Pastoral Counselor June 2006 to present January 2006 to present National Certified Counselor August - December 2005 Private Practice, Sole Practitioner Family Counselor May July 2005 Family Preservation Program Carroll County Youth Service Bureau Counselor January April 2004 Carroll County Youth Service Bureau Group Facilitator/Therapist - Graduate Level January May 2004 McDaniel College Course: Orientation to Counseling Adjunct Faculty January May 2004 Carroll Community College Courses: General Psychology; Human Development; and Interpersonal Communications Pastor July June 2002 Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Owings Mills, Maryland Counselor January August 2000 Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Associate Pastor July June 1995 Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church Sykesville, Maryland Interim Pastor September October 1988 Wesley United Methodist Church Hampstead, Maryland

4 G r a b o w s k i 4 College Chaplain September June 1989 Mount Vernon College Washington, D.C. Pastor July June 1987 Bethesda/Zion United Methodist Charge Sykesville & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE Doctor of Ministry Committee ~ Student Representative September May 2014 Chamber Music on the Hill ~ Member, Board of Directors McDaniel College Faculty Senate ~ Adjunct Representative Carroll Community College Member & President ( ) Reisterstown ~ Owings Mills ~ Glyndon Ministerium SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS Official Citation from the State of Pennsylvania April 2010 For Services as Chaplain of the Day in the Senate Governor's Citation from the State of Maryland June 2002 For Leadership, Commitment, & Dedication to Pleasant Hill UM Church and Owings Mills Community Official Citation from the State of Maryland February 1998 For Service as Chaplain of the Day in the House of Representatives PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Fellow American Association of Pastoral Counselors Since 2008 Professional American Counseling Association Since 2005 Member

5 G r a b o w s k i 5 PRESENTATIONS "Finding Rest on Eagles' Wings: Transition and Loss in the Christian Life," keynote speaker for three day Women's Retreat sponsored by Westminster United Methodist Church held at Middle Creek Retreat Center, Fairfield, PA. Retreat weekend format. April 25-27, 2014 "Holy Darkness, Blessed Night: A Phenomenological Study of Spiritual Journey in the Lived Experience of Protestant Clergy," a summary of doctoral research presented at the Annual Symposium at, Lancaster, PA. April 10, 2014 "Welcoming the Night: A Lenten Retreat for Clergy" for United Church of Christ clergy in the York Association. Writings of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila were used to support spiritual practices for the day; Hallam, PA. Retreat day format February 4, 2013 "Boundary Training for Clergy" for parish clergy sponsored by, Lancaster, PA. Workshop format. November 10, 2012 The writings of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross for students of the class "Exploring Christian Mysticism" at. October 24 & 31, 2012 "Clearing the Clutter: Opening Pathways for Emotional & Spiritual Growth" for UCC clergy in the Spring Grove, PA area cluster. Emphasis was placed on the effects of emotional and spiritual clutter in our spiritual development. Workshop format. January 10, 2011 "Clearing the Clutter: Opening Pathways for Emotional & Spiritual Growth" for lay participants at St. Bartholomew Lutheran/UCC Church in Hanover, PA. Emphasis was placed on the effects of emotional and spiritual clutter in our relationships with God, one another and ourselves. Workshop format. September 11, 2010 "Clearing the Clutter: Opening Pathways for Emotional & Spiritual Growth" at St. David's Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA. Emphasis was placed on the effects of emotional and spiritual clutter in our spiritual development. Workshop format. April 17, 2010 "Pastoral Care Consultation Group for Clergy" for area clergy interested in an educational/consultative experience for increasing pastoral effectiveness and self care. Each ecumenical group met for four sessions to present case studies and discuss appropriate responses to stressful pastoral situations. This offering was approved for continuing education credit by both the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Baltimore Washington Conference and the Lutheran Synod of Central Pennsylvania. January - April 2010 "Healing From Loss" as a full day program for the congregation and community sponsored by St. David's Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA. This presentation focused on the dynamics of the grief process because of loss/bereavement. Opportunity for small group interaction facilitated greater understanding and support for those suffering from loss. Workshop format. October 24, 2009

6 G r a b o w s k i 6 "Clearing the Clutter: Opening Pathways for Emotional & Spiritual Growth" for lay and clergy of the Maryland Catoctin Association of the United Church of Christ. Participants were clergy and lay leadership within churches of the Association. Emphasis was placed on the effects of emotional/spiritual clutter in our spiritual development. Workshop format. May 2, 2009 "Soul Stamina for the Christian Woman" for the United Methodist Women of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Sykesville, Maryland area. This talk with discussion focused upon the need for Christian women to take care of themselves spiritually. Particular emphasis was placed on the role clutter plays in our lives to weaken us ~ physically, emotionally and spiritually. April 19, 2008 Understanding the Impact of Grief and Loss to the Reisterstown-Owings Mills Ministerium. The focus was on refreshing the clergy s understanding of the grief process, and the important elements of caring for those in their congregations suffering from loss. Discussion also focused on losses the clergy had suffered in their own lives. December 12, 2007 Who Are We and Where Are We Going? Participants were the lay leadership of St. Paul UMC, Sykesville, MD. In the process they furthered their discussions about the present ministry and mission of the church, and wrote a new mission statement. Workshop format. October 20, 2007 Fill My Cup, Lord. Come and Quench the Thirsting of My Soul: The Importance of Spiritual Wellbeing for the Caregiver as Keynote Address at the Baltimore Washington Annual Preschool Teachers Conference at Mt. Airy UMC. Two workshops also provided which focused on self care essential for the caregiver and were titled: Reaching Out Without Being Pulled Down. August 16, 2007 Reframing: From Crisis to Opportunity by request of the Westminster Ministerium that involved clergy from a wide range of local congregations. In this half day presentation, I introduced Erikson s Stages of Psychosocial Development and Kohlberg s Stages of Moral Development, paralleling these important stage theories with the work of James Fowler in his Stages of Faith. Discussion helped clergy to name particular challenges/crises in their own lives or in the lives of their congregants, and reframe these difficulties in the light of faith development. January 23, 2007 Building Bridges in Our Congregation & Beyond By Faith given by request of the pastors of St. Paul UMC to assist their lay leadership in thinking through the process of moving from the pastor centered to program centered congregation. November 4, 2006 Healing From Loss as a full day program was given by request of the pastors of First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg, PA. This presentation focused on the dynamics of the grief process because of loss/bereavement. Opportunity for small group interaction facilitated greater understanding and support for those suffering from loss. April 1, 2006 The Christian Woman and the Call to Self Denial talk given by request of the United Methodist Women of Reisterstown United Methodist Church, Reisterstown, Maryland. March 20, 2006

7 G r a b o w s k i 7 Clergy Self Care given by request of the Baltimore West District Clergy. This presentation and discussion focused on stresses inherent in the pastor s life, with suggestions of ways to integrate spiritual and emotional well being into the clergy life. November 16, 2005 Moral Development in the Life of the Christian presentation & discussion given by request of one of the Adult Sunday School classes at Westminster United Methodist Church. Lawrence Kohlberg s moral dilemmas were used to facilitate discussion around moral development and its attendant effect on faith development. October 30, 2005 Handling Clergy Stresses given at the request of the Westminster Ministerium. A two hour program of information & discussion. October 2005 Meet Mary and Martha: Balancing Work and Worship in a Woman s World A day long retreat for women to center themselves in their faith and their relationships with God, self and others. April 2005

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