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Visit With Alyss Swanson

We were pleased to have Alyss Swanson visit our church on Sunday, April 28th .  Alyss Swanson is on the deacon track for ordination in the United Methodist Church. She is appointed to serve as a pastoral psychotherapist at Process Therapy Institute, a non-profit mental health agency in Campbell.  As a transgender woman and person of deep faith, Alyss has focused much of her attention on LGBTQ+ support and reconciliation within the church. She also volunteers at DreamPower Horsemanship where she is learning Equine Assisted Therapy, and at El Camino Hospital where she provides chaplain services. Alyss has a Masters in Theological Studies from the Pacific School of Religion, an MA in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and she is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry at Claremont School of Theology.  Alyss is a Vietnam era military veteran and includes a special focus in her therapeutic practice in serving that population.   For more information contact: Rev Diana at (925)846-0221 or

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