... received her M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, with an emphasis in the arts, from the Graduate
Theological Union, in Berkeley.
For over a decade, she has held positions in Campus Ministry and
as an instructor in religious studies and liberal arts courses - forums that challenge as well as keep real,
meaningful, and concrete her training and interests.
addition to her theological background, Carrie is trained in the fine arts and iconography. After earning
her B.F.A. in painting, she went on to study Byzantine iconography for ten years, training she continues to integrate
into her current artwork.
has been commissioned to make several works of sacred, devotional, and liturgical art for private and public spaces,
such as the ecological interpretation of the Stations of the Cross for "A Garden of Learning" at St. Elizabeth's, in
the Fruitvale district of Oakland, and for the chapel at Sky Farm Hermitage in Sonoma (in progress).
Her pallet also consists of herbs,
spices, flowers, resins, and balsams: she creates natural healing balms, salves, ointments, and perfumes.
also writes poetry, which she has shared with the public in venues in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her quest - in ministry, education, and the arts - is one of meaning: What is the relationship between
our experience and our reflections on and expressions of our experience? How does our understanding of this
relationship bear on our sense of personal, social, and environmental responsibility?
Foremost, Carrie is committed to formal and informal communities
of makers, seekers, and learners as creative agents for transformation, liberation, and fulfillment.
2000, she opened Epiphania, a sacred arts studio and botanica, in the Temescal area of Oakland. In 2010, she relocated her studio
to beloved Crockett.