Mary Westfall

Mary Westfall

The Rev. Dr. Mary E. Westfall is currently Senior Minister at the Community Church of Durham, United Church of Christ, an open and inclusive Christian congregation in the heart of Durham. She is also a University of New Hampshire Chaplain and teaches in the Philosophy Department. With a background in world religions, theology, and contemporary spiritual practices, Mary's interest in the emerging dialogue between religion and science led her to pursue a doctorate at UNH in the Natural Resources Program, completed in 2001. Her commitment to environmental sustainability has been a major focus of her academic, pastoral and personal life and most of her work is very inter-disciplinary. She lives in Lee, NH with her partner and two children, enjoys reading, biking, nearly anything out of doors, people with a good sense of humor, music, and meditation. Her dislikes include complainers, computer failures, and pineapple.

Dialogue Essay: Well-Being: The Heart of being Human, the Art of Being Whole