Life is not a goal to be achieved.
It is a gift to be received.
~ Henri Nouwen
Life is a journey with
bends and turns;
full of beauty, grandeur,
power, inspiration, and
possibilities for love.
It is up to each of us to create a life
of joy, vitality, and purpose.
Goosenecks of the San Juan St. Park
About Rev. Robin Renteria
The only moment we have in which to live our love is now. It is now that we can savor our joys, heal our wounds, engage in meaningful work, face our fears - and celebrate our miraculous gifts of life and love. She delights in celebrating this with you.
Reverend Robin Renteria's life has held surprising twists and turns like those in the picture. She was a foreign exchange student in South Africa in high school, got a Math degree in 1972 from UT-Austin, married in 1974, and soon after, adopted her daughter, Renee.
In 1990 she left her career in project management for oil companies to backpack through Asia and the Middle East. The prior years she'd had serious illness, a bad car wreck, and a difficult death of a parent. It was during this trip, in a small village in the hills of Nepal, grateful to be surrounded by such beauty and generosity, that she decided to dedicate her life to celebrating the amazing miracles of life and love.
In 1994, Rev. Robin Renteria earned an M.Div., completed an internship and was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister (uua.org). She served hospitals and congregations for the next 14 years, and then earned a Ph.D. at UNC-G in 2001 exploring how we learn and grow. Her Sweetheart and husband is named Ruben. The similarity in their names is proof to them that the Universe has a sense of humor.
For 22 years she has celebrated all the rituals of our lives with love bringing wonderful people into her life who delight and inspire her.
Reverend Robin Renteria, Ph.D.
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