Adrienne Papermaster

Board of Gardeners

I am a queer middle-aged person living with chronic health conditions. Born to a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, I’ve always been on a spiritual path and I’ve had to find my own way, resulting in deep connections with several spiritual traditions. I am a mystic, a healer who talks with animals, a photographer, a lover of sacred play, and a connector of people and communities. Valley and Mountain has been my spiritual home since 2017 and I am deeply grateful to have found a community that feeds my spirit, spurs me to action, and accepts me completely as I am.

I have a few credentials, including Masters degrees in Systems Counseling & Acupuncture and second degree certification in three Reiki lineages. I am an experienced project manager, regulatory specialist, writer, editor, volunteer coordinator and business owner. My volunteer work is focused on direct support of people and animals living in precarity. 

I’ve been a catalyst for co-creation at V&M, working with conveners, staff, and community members to help everyone who wants to be more involved find a clear pathway to share their gifts. I am also part of the Care Team and I look forward to continued nurturing of our culture of care and co-creation. My vision for V&M includes further expanding our understanding and practice of radical hospitality, deepening our interfaith connections and solidarity with other progressive spiritual communities, and strengthening our financial base while finding a new congregational home as we grow into our potential as a spiritual and physical hub for radical re-imagination of community.