Support Team


Melinda Thomas

Melinda Thomas is our administrative assistant providing support in responding to emails and setting up our blog posts and daily email newsletters. She is also a yoga instructor, writer, and the author of Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit Through Yoga and the Benedictine Way. She lives in North Carolina with her son. Visit her website >>

Lisa Bozarth Ozaeta

Lisa Bozarth Ozaeta

Lisa Bozarth Ozaeta serves as the Abbey’s seminary intern over the next two years (2021-2023). She lives outside of Seattle with her wife and four kids. Lisa teaches in the Healthcare Master of Administration program at the University of Southern California and is a seminary student at Bexley Seabury Seminary.

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Garrett La Valley

Garrett La Valley is our website designer and digital consultant. His company OdinCat Media redesigned our site and provides ongoing updates and security. In his personal life, Garrett is an avid student of meditation, yoga and spiritual traditions. He has been studying and practicing yoga since the age of 15.