Originally from Nyack, New York, Rev. Marissa Danney moved to California to pursue her Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She earned that degree, as well as her Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction, in 2014. For three years, Marissa served as the Chaplain at Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Northern New Mexico. Heightening her love for chaplaincy, Marissa then completed her Chaplain Residency at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. This only deepened her passion for chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education. She became a Certified Educator with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education in 2019. She served as Chaplain Educator at the CPE Program at UCSF through the pandemic. Marissa is thrilled to be returning to the SFTS campus in this new capacity. She lives locally with her family in West Marin. Marissa loves to play cello, sing, and listen to local live music. She is a fanatical gardener and can’t go to the hardware store without buying another plant. She is also an avid reader and can’t pass by a free library or bookstore without bringing home another book. So bookstores and hardware stores are out of the question.