Esther Loewen is a California transplant from Walla Walla, Washington. She lives to expand inclusion, always pressing to create more room at the beautiful dinner table of life. Esther’s professional life has been filled with 16 years of ordained pastoral ministry in the Christian church, authoring a book about keeping secrets, and earning a master’s degree in leadership. She is excited to serve at The Center as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee while she pursues a master’s degree in couples and family therapy at Alliant International University. Esther is married to Paige, her life-partner of 17 years. They have the joy of parenting two brilliant, creative, energetic, and empathetic children, Finn and Sawyer.