Bachelor in Music Education, DePauw University, 1972. Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1976. Doctor of Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1992.
Assistant pastor Arlington Avenue Presbyterian Church, East Orange, New Jersey, 1973-1974. Chaplain Memphis City Hospital, 1974-1975. Assistant pastor Pearson Memorial United Methodist Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1975-1976.
Associate pastor First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Pennsylvania, 1977-1979, Erie, 1979-1985. Pastor 10th St. United Methodist Church, 1985-1994, Park United Methodist Church, North East, Pennsylvania, 1994—2000, First United Methodist Church, Gilford, New Hampshire, since 2000. Clergy team member Erie Hospice, 1983-1990.
Member College of Chaplains (professional affiliate), American Association Pastoral Counselors, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, American Association of University Women.
Married W. Keith Parrish, Aug.15, 1982. Children: Heather, Kathleen, W. James.