Margot’s journey of faith is an ecumenical one rooted in a deep love for Jesus and his ways. Since 1996, she has been committed to Washington Community Fellowship, a multi-denominational community of faith associated with the Mennonite Church USA located on Capitol Hill. Growing up in a family who welcomed political refugees, foster siblings, her father’s patients, and other wanderers into its home has given Margot a huge heart for hospitality and beauty. Margot devotes her weekday mornings volunteering at a breakfast for neighbors who sleep on the street, stay in shelters or live alone on fixed incomes—many of whom also struggle with addictions or mental illness. She regularly hosts dinner parties, events and personal retreats in her home.
Margot has a Ph.D. in “preventive mental health”, an M.A. in the area of Christian formation, and a B.F.A. in studio art. She has also completed post-graduate work in contemplative group practice, studied personal and professional coaching, and is a certified Pilates and yoga instructor. The death of her parents in a car accident over a decade ago shifted her professional focus from college students engaging issues of faith and vocation to a wider age range of people of faith, focusing intently on their spiritual journeys of transformation. Margot draws upon her broad education and experience, as well as her personal contemplative practice, to make her approach to spiritual direction holistic and unique for each person with whom she walks.