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


Catherine is a native Texan and has served on a variety of boards in San Antonio. She learned about ABODE at Church of Reconciliation and instantly knew she wanted to be a part of the ABODE family. Catherine is an attorney and is active in community theatre as an actor and director.

Insurance Agent/OwnerChrisCphotoSmll

Chris is a San Antonio native, who is rooted in partnerships, service, and preserving the cultural heartbeat of the city.  From a young age, his parents and mentors instilled a strong sense of service, perseverance and duty to others in him.  He has excelled in his profession, and after climbing the corporate ladder into national leadership, he transitioned into a role as an entrepreneur. Chris owns a Goosehead Insurance Agency and is thrilled to be in a position where he can help his friends, family and community navigate the intricacies of the insurance world and contribute to the economic prosperity of the city he loves so much.  Above all Chris is a devoted husband to his wife, Jessica, and a loving father to his two children Christian and Arianna.

Petra McCann

Owner and President of Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail

Petra was born in Indonesia and graduated from Texas A&M with an engineering degree. She has been involved in supporting San Antonio area non-profit and charitable organizations since 2007.  In her off time she enjoys salt water fishing with my husband.

Director of Clinical Services & Marketing, South TexasJackMphotoSmll

Jack has over 10 years of nursing experience specializing in geriatric skilled nursing and long term care. She has been involved in supporting the South Texas area in non-profit and charitable organizations since 2009. The mission and vision of Abode impacted her deeply upon her first tour of the home. It immediately brought up memories of her grandfather, and how she made a promise not to let him pass in a hospital setting. He wanted to return home with her on hospice and pass with dignity & comfort, while being surrounded by loved ones. Jack was fortunate enough to have family support and she was able to fulfill her grandfather’s wish; he received his invitation into heaven while holding her hand. She is humbled and thankful that she can help others in the death and dying process, while participating on the board. She is continuing her nursing education towards the end goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

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!

lizDirector of Pastoral Care

Liz is on the Board because of her interest in End of Life Issues and Contemplative Practices. She is the Director of Pastoral Care at Reconciliation Church and on the Ethics Committee at Vitas Hospice. She has taught courses on issues at the end of life.

Qwner & Founder of PariQuinn, LLC/ProfessorKristinSmll

Kristin is a Louisiana native, and a self-declared San Antonian. She is a three-time alumnus from the University of the Incarnate Word, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Sociology, a Master’s degree in Organizational Development, and she holds a Doctorate in Business Administration.  Kristin’s is the owner and founder of PariQuinn, LLC—a professional consulting company with specialties in training, recruitment, and strategic planning. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Incarnate Word.  Kristin has a passion for community engagement and partnership, and serves on the boards for Business Builders, Stone Oak Rotary, and Abode.  Kristin serves numerous roles in the San Antonio community, with her favorite roles being wife and mother.  She is a fashion enthusiast, a coffee connoisseur, and brunch devotee.  She loves meeting new people, serving her community, and supporting the growth of those around her.

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!  

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