Scott Klepach has worked for years as a chaplain (hospital, hospice, and bereavement coordination), pastor, writer/communicator, teacher, and spiritual director/companion. He first earned BA and MA degrees in English from Central Washington University and taught composition and writing for several higher education institutions while writing for various local and regional publications. He received his M.Div from Claremont School of Theology, after which he completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education for chaplaincy, a graduate certificate in thanatology (death, dying, and grief), and a certification in spiritual direction. Scott was born and raised in south central Washington state and lives near Yakima today.
He began to study sacred texts and different religions and spiritualities growing up and in college, and that fascination and passion for people and ideas continues to grow. He has been active for years with a local interfaith group and more recently with Interfaith America and Interfaith Philadelphia. He is married and has two teenagers and two dogs, a Sheltie and a rescue cattle dog/Red Heeler. He loves family, coffee, traveling, jogging, singing, writing, television and films, cooking and trying new food, reading, good conversations, and puns.