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carolene brubaker spiritual director

Carolene Brubaker

Spiritual Director & Clergy Group Facilitator

Carolene Brubaker is a retired United Methodist elder and special educator, a certified End of Life Coach, and a spiritual director who has completed Oasis’ Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides program. Her special focus is with clergy, older people, grief and loss, transition and contemplative spirituality. Carolene is passionate about providing a safe place for diverse spiritual seekers to explore and process the Spirit’s action in their lives.

Carolene brings experience with people of different cultures, races, faiths and gender identities. She has worked in denominational, ecumenical, and interfaith activities, and has traveled in Europe, Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She has also participated in healing ministry and various mediation trainings, and has cofacilitated and led Alternatives to Violence project workshops.

In addition to spiritual direction, Carolene has worked with Congregation & Clergy Consulting as a women’s clergy group facilitator and as a volunteer member of CCC’s advisory group. Carolene was raised Mennonite, is currently an associate member of Grandview Church in Lancaster, and is affiliated with Otterbein United Methodist Church.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

2023 Ethics in Business AwardOctober 26

This year, Samaritan Center is partnering with Franklin & Marshall College to offer the event for free with nationally recognized speakers in the areas of ethics in business.

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2023 Silent Samaritan LuncheonNovember 3

The Silent Samaritans are an inspiring group of women helping women. The luncheon raises funds to support the needs of women in our community who seek counseling services at Samaritan but are unable to afford the full fee for services.

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