I'm Jill Gidlund-- a speaker and writer based in Berkeley, California. I've worked with children in various settings for 20 years, currently as Pastor to Children and Families at Haven Berkeley. Through my work with children in church and school settings, my practice of contemplative church school curricula like Godly Play and my own parenting experience, I have been captivated by the spiritual lives of the children I've known. Along with leading conversations about the spirituality of children, I spend my time enjoying my family, writing poems and wrangling our puppy.

Photo by Amanda Silas

Photo by Amanda Silas