Rev. Ash Temin

Rev. Ash Temin is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who offers spiritual direction and contemplative grief accompaniment through her independent practice in Portland, Maine. She also works as a call chaplain at a local hospital.

Ash is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA), the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin (MPhil) and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv). Her time at both the ISE and HDS sparked a passion for ecological theology and prompted her to begin delving more deeply into the experience of ecological grief. Prior to moving to Portland, she served as an Acting Associate Pastor at Hope Central Church, a UCC/DOC congregation in Boston, where she has been and continues to be a part of the leadership initiatives for racial justice and reparations. Before answering the call to ordination, Ash worked in various administrative roles at Harvard University. She also has worked as a hospice chaplain, a freelance editor, and as a family minister at a Catholic church in Colorado.

After time spent living in Texas, Virginia, Colorado, Ireland, and Massachusetts, Ash is grateful to make her home in Maine, where she spends part of most days walking on the shores of Casco Bay. When not absorbed in work, she can be found cooking with friends, laying in her garden hammock, hiking in the woods, playing in the ocean, or attempting to learn the Irish language with a cat on her lap.