About Dorothy

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Dorothy grew up on a ranch fifty miles east of Dallas and graduated Valedictorian of her high school class. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and History from the University of Texas in Austin. Dorothy was awarded an M.A. and a PhD. from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, with further graduate study at the University of London. She is a Spiritual Director, certified through the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, and a graduate of three levels of training with Dr. Katie Brazelton, receiving certification as a Life Purpose Coach and a Life Plan Facilitator through Life Purpose Coaching Centers International.

Dorothy is married to John Castle, whom she met while he was in law school at the University of Texas. They have one daughter, who is married and has twins. When she is not playing with her grandchildren, Dorothy enjoys reading, painting, beautiful sunsets, classical music, a cup of tea in the afternoon, and participating in sports, especially tennis and golf.

Life Purpose Coaching Specialty

Dorothy has a passion for empowering women, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to discern their God-given purpose in life and to become the fabulous women God created them to be. Dorothy has a heart for women, who have done many different things in life very well, but who have not experienced the deep satisfaction and incredible joy that come with finding their unique purpose and following the path God has fashioned for them. Encouraging women to unleash the wonderful blessings God has always had in store for them, when they actively pursue His purpose for them, fills Dorothy with unimaginable pleasure and happiness. She also finds immense fulfillment in helping young women, who have small children, or children who no longer require as much of a mother’s time, delve into the life purpose coaching process and cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He transforms them and reveals to them the path God designed especially for them for this season in their lives.

Ministry

Dorothy is active in her church and in other Christian activities in the diocese of Dallas. She has served as a Chalice Bearer, a Welcome Minister, an Intercessory Prayer Minister, Diocesan Secretary of the Daughters of the King, Program Chairman of the DOK chapter in her church, and Dorothy has taught numerous classes and seminars in her church, in other churches in the diocese, and in other cities around the state. She is also active in Cursillo, having served on many Cursillo teams, as well as being Rector (Lay Leader) of a Cursillo Weekend. Dorothy partnered with her husband and another couple to start a Couples’ Bible Study that meets in homes once a week.

Experience

Dorothy co-authored a book with Iris Pearce, Every Child A Winner: 12 Spiritual Tools to Develop Self-Esteem in Young Children. This manual for teaching parents and teachers how to affirm Christian values in their children is being used in several countries in Africa today. Dorothy has led seminars, done presentations, and delivered many papers on topics ranging from spiritual disciplines and spiritual direction to the modern Christian woman’s quest for self-esteem, as well as topics concerning dreams and healing. Dorothy has been an adjunct professor of English at Texas Woman’s University and served on staff on the School of Spirituality of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. She and her husband were co-leaders of the Ministry of the Laity Retreat held at Laity Lodge near Kerrville, Texas, and lay leaders of The Business Men’s Retreat at Laity Lodge, led by Dr. Dale Bruner, in which they delivered presentations and led small groups, providing practical applications for Dr. Bruner’s theological themes.

In addition to these roles, Dorothy has served on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America, the Bishop’s Committee for Canterbury House at Southern Methodist University, and the Board of Directors of Living Water International (Dallas Area).