Chapter Eleven: Blessed is the Couple Who Openly Addresses Conflict

Debby Ofstedahl and Wendy Mc Call

“You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful, but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself”.

John O’Donohue

Wendy and Debby began their journey together in 2011 after several years of working together and learning the character and values of the other.  They fell in love with a deep knowing that God made them perfectly imperfect and without a doubt, they are each other’s best person. Together they embrace learning to live a contemplative life, adventures in the outdoors, and activities such as cycling, running, and quality time with dogs.

Debby’s professional life included operations leadership as an Executive in the Health Payer setting, as well as a Community Pharmacist in medication management. Wendy’s career included organizational development, IT/business design, and strategic planning in the telecom, energy, and healthcare sectors.

We recently moved to Portland, Oregon from Bend…decided we need to wear snorkels!  But we are excited to participate in the life and challenges of a larger city.  We are motivated to be a part of positive change and bring our gifts and big hearts into the spaces in which we find ourselves.”