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Faculty & Staff

Sharmila Advani

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Will Fiorello MA

Will Fiorello, MA, is an educator, program manager, and spiritual director at The Seton Cove. Previously, he served in the fields of social work, counseling, and education. He is passionate about recognizing and supporting the unique life journey of each person he works with, and finds great purpose in accompanying others as they cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness through a variety of means ranging from the contemplative practices of the ancient mystics to the latest advances in neuroscience and mindfulness. Will received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the Seminary of the Southwest, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University. He is a Veriditas® trained and certified Labyrinth facilitator, and a spiritual psychology retreat facilitator.

Daniel Hope

DANIEL HOPE, MA, is an educator and spiritual director at Seton Cove. Daniel was previously at Seminary of the Southwest where he worked in administration and earned his counseling degree with a focus on Marriage and Family. While studying at Southwest he founded the marriage retreat and workshop series, The Commitment Project. Daniel is an alum of Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and is passionate about bringing spirituality and mindfulness into the workplace. Daniel also has a background in social media strategy and has spoken at three SXSW Interactive conferences regarding the intersection of technology, psychology and spirituality. Daniel and his wife, Leslie, just celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary and live in North Austin with their two daughters, Camilla and Violet.

Desiree Julian

Hire date: 1/03/2017

Sulbha Rajput

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Patricia Speier D.Min.

Patricia Speier, DMin, is Director of the Seton Cove and Director of Formation for the Seton Healthcare Family. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed the Leadership Pilgrimage, a year long intensive for leaders in all fields (business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its 13th year. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur.

Stephanie Warfield MA, BCC

Rev. Stephanie Warfield, MA, BCC, served as Chaplain with the Seton Cancer Care Team before coming to Seton Cove as an educator. Her previous work involved spiritual care/counseling to adults at Shivers Center, the outpatient cancer clinic. Stephanie is passionate about creative ministry using art, poetry, worship, journal writing and retreat facilitation to encourage healing. She is Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained as an Interfaith Minister. She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas and a MA in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. She self-published three books: a Lenten reflection journal, a creative pastoral ministry handbook, and a journal of interviews with a teenage cancer patient in the weeks before her death. Stephanie’s mantra: Listen softly and carry a big heart!

Adjunct Faculty

Paula D'Arcy Paula D'Arcy is an author, former therapist, speaker, playwright and President of Red Bird Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to reaching hearts and restoring hope. Among her best-selling books are Gift of the Red Bird and Waking Up To This Day. Paula's work stems from the deaths of her husband and young daughter in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Her subsequent work has been dedicated to helping others transform pain.

Bob Lively is a native Texan with deep roots in the piney woods of East Texas. He earned his baccalaureate degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he has been named a Distinguished Alumnus. He is an honor graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Lively is the author of eleven books. In the past 17 years he has published over 400 columns in the Austin American-Statesman.

Flint Sparks Ph.D. has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Austin since 1983. Through exploration of the interface between spirituality and psychology, he found a particularly deep resonance in Buddhist meditation, psychology and philosophy. In March of 2001, Sparks was ordained as a Zen Buddhist Priest. He now divides his time between his private practice and a growing Zen Center here in Austin.

Board Members

Richard Alexander

Ginny Booton

Louis Brusatti

Donna Budak

Clay Carsner

Tom Caven, MD

Davida Dragon

Linda Fontaine

Jonathan Ford

Travis Froehlich

Taylor Fry

Judy Knotts

Sharon Lowe, Secretary

Laura Lucas

Chris Marks

Nivi Nityanand

A. J. Rimovsky

Alicia Robertson

Patricia Speier, D.Min.

Lee Thomson

Anna Vu-Wallace

Jean Wesselman, DC