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Patrice Koelsch, PhD

Program Coordinator, Buddhist Chaplaincy Certificate Program
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Formally trained with a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrice Koelsch began sitting at Common Ground Meditation Center in 1995. Patrice is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, and completed a year-long Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.  She has practiced meditation at monasteries in Thailand and Myanmar. Patrice has been facilitating meditation groups in correctional facilities since 1999, and has a special interest in offering mindfulness and loving kindness practice in non-traditional settings. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Buddhist Chaplaincy Certificate Program at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Patrice is authorized to perform weddings, baby blessings, and memorial services.


Breakout Session II – Engaging Faith Communities

Presented by Min. Angela Overton, Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Patrice Koelsch, PhD, Fr. Thomas Knoblach at 7:30 AM on Friday, October 11th.

This session will feature a variety of faith leaders who are distinguished in their communities will share faith beliefs and how that affects care and the role leaders play in helping to navigate care supports. The session will encourage and empower both emerging and established clergy leaders, as well as lay leaders to bring advance…