Rev. Harriet Topczweski
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Rev. Harriet Topczweski

Rev. Harriet began her CSL journey in her hometown of Chicago in 1994.  In Chicago she served on the board, helped coordinate events, assisted in the sound room, along with various other tasks. Her background was in Recreational Therapy with seniors ……. she did not intend to become a minister. But, there was a nudge that kept pointing her in that direction.  In 2001 the nudge won.  She relocated and began her ministerial studies in Fremont, CA.  While in Fremont Rev. Harriet taught Jr. Church, led the woman’s group, Moon Circle, spoke on various Wednesday mid-week services, and lend a hand where ever it was needed.  She also has a certification in Degriefing®, the art of transforming grief.

She continues to work part-time with a private non-profit senior center in Palo Alto, as well as contributes to the life of CSL Peninsula.  Not being totally retired, Rev. Harriet decided to act on another nudge she had for many years and is now dabbling in voice over acting — she knows the knock of Spirit wanting her to express.