Elizabeth Friend-Ennis had a career for many years in non-profit development, supporting environmental, educational, and health service agencies, at the same time that she and her husband became foster parents to several special-needs children. In 2009 she left the workforce to be lead parent for their three children, adopted through the Foster Care System. Her experiences in this arena have immersed her in the work of healing from trauma, abuse, and addiction. Elizabeth was ordained as an Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2016, after which she pursued clinical pastoral education (CPE), and worked for nearly three years as a Chaplain at Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. She now serves as a Dean for first-year students at One Spirit while she pursues a Master of Divinity degree, with an emphasis on Religion and Psychology, at Union Theological Seminary. She lives in southern Westchester with her husband, youngest daughter, with Boris and Sally, her two cats and Coco, her dog.