duane-4I was born and raised in the rural hills of northwestern Connecticut.  After graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, I attended Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, Massachusetts.  I was ordained as an authorized minister in the United Church of Christ in 1972, and have served churches in Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.  I am married and the father of four adult children.  In 1993, I received my Doctor of Ministry degree in Psychology and Counseling from Andover Newton, and in 2016, I completed a training program for Interfaith Spiritual Directors at the Silver Dove Institute in Burlington, Vermont.  I am a member of Spiritual Directors International and live in central Vermont.