For nine years, Heather was a full-time graduate school professor in Counseling and Pastoral Theology, alongside maintaining a counseling private practice in Colorado and Washington. She was one of the co-founders of Mars Hill Graduate School and spent the past six years directing a non-profit ministry, Greenwich Chaplaincy Services, as their Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Care. Heather has also taught courses at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, an ordained PCUSA minister, and has training in the treatment of trauma. She is also a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Board Certified Chaplain, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and Spiritual Directors International. Heather holds a B.A. from University of Virginia, a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with Dr. Eugene Peterson as her dissertation advisor. An accomplished writer, Heather has written three published books, Redeeming Eve: Finding Hope beyond the Struggles of Life , Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction, and Sacred Stress, as well as dozens of popular articles.