Welcome to ABODE

ABODE provides a welcoming, peaceful home and unconditional loving care to our guests through the compassionate service of our community and volunteers.

Our Vision

Dying is a sacred time of life. Love, compassion, and a home matter to all who are dying; those whom we honor and from whom we learn. We serve the community as an educational resource in the art of contemplative living and dying.
Board of Directors

JudyRhodes RBGEpiscopal Priest, former Special Needs Educator/Consultant

Judith has been ordained for 22+ years as a priest in the Episcopal Church.  Having served diverse congregations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, she arrived in the San Antonio area one year ago.  Judith was immediately moved by the vision and mission of Abode as shared at Church of Reconciliation and became a volunteer, member of the Strategic Planning Group, and now a member of the Board.  She has served on Boards engaged in the wider community including the YMCA, the Greater Bridgeport Council of Churches, and interfaith councils.  She serves from time to time at Church of Reconciliation and loves her new Texas life!  
Judith is blessed as a spouse, mother of three and grandmother of four boys (all on the East Coast) and loves all things golf, football, and the pursuit of learning!  

lizDirector of Pastoral Care

I am on the Board because of my interest in End of Life Issues and Contemplative Practices. I am Director of Pastoral Care at Reconciliation Church and on the Ethics Committee at Vitas Hospice. I have taught courses on issues at the end of life.

Edwin 2smllChaplain, Encompass Hospice

Edwin has a degree from the Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross Hospice Institute in Hospice and Grief Counseling. He has served in that capacity for hospice agencies for over 17 years. He is the chair for the Alamo Area Ethics Committee and serves on the board of the Center for Spiritual Growth and the Contemplative Life. He is a Spiritual Director and gives retreats, talks and workshops on End of Life Care. He is a writer and an artist who also enjoys giving art and wellness retreats as well as labyrinth walks. He is the founder for ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying.


Marketing Consultant

I served on the board of the San Antonio Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators as a member, president and past president. My love of golf has also led me to volunteer time with the local "First Tee" program. With a BA degree in communication design, I have spent years integrating this discipline into a 20-year career in marketing. I have a passion for photography and also like to cycle and play golf.

DeniseMiner Williams

Assistant Research Professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

She is a nurse and retired Army Nurse Corps officer; an educator and researcher; a wife of retired Army officer; the mother/mother-in-law of an artist and three Army officers; grandmother; scholar; lover of learning, friends, plants, Life, and especially her God. And very excited to be a part of ABODE!

Petra McCann

Owner and President of Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail

I was born in Indonesia.  Graduate of Texas A&M with an engineering degree, I have been involved in supporting San Antonio area non-profit and charitable organizations since 2007.  In my off time I enjoy salt water fishing with my husband.

Investment Advisor, Platinum Wealth Solutions of Texas, LLC.JenScrogginsPhoto2

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience helping small business owners and families make sound financial decisions. Jennifer has a long history in giving back to the community by serving on several boards that include President/Chair of the San Antonio Women's Chamber and a National Board Member-Women in Insurance & Financial Services. She has also served as the Secretary of the Stone Oak Rotary and on the Advisory Board of The Patient Institute. Jennifer has also volunteered with the Family Services Association and the Leukemia & Lymphona Society. Her hobbies inlcude team tennis and co-ed softball.

Get In Touch

      •  8619 Post Oak Ln
        San Antonio, Texas 78217
      •  (210) 967-9891
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      •  P.O. Box 47640
        San Antonio, TX 78265