About Me

Marilyn Siden is blessed with a wonderful family—four grown children, twelve beautiful, talented, Godly grandchildren, and an amazing husband.

Marilyn is a University of California Berkeley graduate with graduate units related to social work, social justice, and work with vulnerable children.

Marilyn taught elementary school for seven years, outdoor education for five years, and for thirty-seven years served vulnerable children in a camping ministry as Executive Director of Today’s Youth Matter in California and Program Director and Executive Director of Wilderness Trails in Oregon. She taught classes and seminars throughout the US and has spoken on radio, television and in churches of all denominations about kids who are struggling because of abuse and neglect. In 2017, Potholes in the Pavement, Inspiring Tales of Vulnerable Children was published.

She has a deep love of music, little plants that bloom in impossible places, anything in the out-of-doors, occasional backpacking, swimming, reading, and pelicans.

Sayings to remember:

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC

You know you are in God’s will where your deep joy and the world’s hunger meet.


The question is not, how can I have more of the Spirit?  But, rather, can the Spirit have more of me?

Let’s build something together.

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