Bachelor in Speech-Communication, California State University, Long Beach, 1979. Master of Divinity, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1984.
Co-pastor, Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, San Jose, California, 1985-1989; associate pastor, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Garden Grove, California, since 1989. Vice-pastor Santa Clara County (California) Cluster, Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1985-1987.
Board of directors Body & Soul Dance Company, Berkeley, California, 1984-1985.
Married Gary Michael Stillwell, December 13, 1969 (divorced 1977). Married William George Hackett, July 16, 1977. 1 child, Micah Joseph Kirlin-Hackett.