Spiritual Director Kathy L.Oettinger is an award winning artist and writer who has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Finland, Russia and China. In 1994 she was recognized by former Lady Rosalynn Carter for “creativity in Service to America’s Children.” She received training through the Cannon Law Department at the Catholic University of America to become an advocate in the annulment process for the Diocese of Orlando FL. As Assistant for special Programs in the Family Life Bureau of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC, she trained leaders and volunteers and developed and presented family enrichment and support programs and retreats. She also taught parenting programs based on Adlerian Psychology for the individual Psychology Association in Washington D.C. Kathy earned a Master of Arts degree in Family Ministry/Adult education from Regis University. Her three year training program in Spiritual Direction was given through the Diocese of Orlando, FL. She has been a Spiritual Director since 2001, working with people of various faith traditions and is a former Art Editor for Presence the official publication of Spiritual Directors International. Kathy also participated in Diaconate Training with her husband through his Ordination in 1984. She serves as Pastoral care Coordinator at St. John Neumann Parish in North Las Vegas, NV.