OCAC United States
Friar AspenRev. Father Kipp D. Trembley lives and serves in Poulsbo, WA, USA. Fr Kipp Trembley
He serves as Friar Aspen. He has a diverse religious history, providing him with an ecumenical and cross-cultural understanding. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in Elder Care, Developmental Disabilities, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Spiritual Crises, and Grief and Loss. Friar Aspen is also an environmental activist, and is pursuing socio-eco-justice work as a licensed Private Investigator. His theological education consists of Transpersonal (Spiritual) Psychology doctoral education at Sofia University/ITP (ending in a MATP), a 4yr Education for Ministry program at Sewanee School of Theology/University of the South, and 4 yrs of formation (Professed) in the Order of St Francis, an Anglican Communion Franciscan order. Since joining with OCAC, Friar Aspen serves as a Solitary Mendicant Franciscan friar, and priest. Ministries include providing free mental health counseling for the local poor at a local church counseling center, Pastoral Care and Counseling in the community, and pro-bono counseling offered in private practice. Friar Aspen hopes to have Creation Care action, formation of a Franciscan religious order, growing a local congregation with a sacramental ministry, and eco-theology retreat work as part of his future ministry.