Marcella Kraybill-Greggo, MSW, LSW
Program Director for Spirituality Programs
Marcella joined Moravian Theological Seminary in 2005 as an adjunct professor in the counseling program. She also became the Clinical Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, now the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, helping shepherd students into and through their practicum and internship placement sites. She has since become the co-director of the Formative Spirituality Graduate Certificate Program (2009) and co-director the Spiritual Direction Graduate Certificate Program (2012). That’s a lot, but it hasn’t stopped Marcella from adding another hat as she shares her passion for spiritual practices. In 2013, Marcella began receiving trainings in Wisdom by Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest and retreat leader, incorporating Wisdom Way of Knowing practices into Spiritual Direction program courses.
Marcella helps students cultivate a willingness to dig in the dirt of life, abilities to listen for and understand God’s voice, and an openness to what is revealed through the participatory nature of her classes. She creates a safe space in each class that invites deep sharing and reflection.
Before coming to Moravian Theological Seminary, Marcella served Valley Youth House as a training supervisor and as a Child Welfare Program Supervisor. She officially began her social work journey in California as the in-house head counselor of a residential house and the Children’s Program Director at a women’s shelter, though it is possible that it started long before, as a child of medical missionaries in Tanzania, Africa.
When she is not doing something related to Moravian Theological Seminary, she has her own private practice offering individual spiritual direction, group spiritual direction, and group supervision for spiritual directors.