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Meet the Grief Watch Staff




 Pat Schwiebert 

With more than thirty years of experience working with grieving individuals and groups, Pat is proud to be the founder and creative director of Grief Watch.  Pat is the author of many books, including Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss, We Were Gonna Have a Baby...But Had An Angel Instead, When Hello Means Goodbye, and has created a number of other resources to help those who are grieving.

Want to talk to Pat?  The best way to catch Pat is by   email:  




Chuck DeKlyen

Executive Director and resident ‘Nice Man’, Chuck is the one who makes Grief Watch run.  From questions about products or orders to newsletters or website, he will have an answer. Chuck is the co-author of our best seller Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss.  

To talk to Chuck, call our office or send him an email directly at




Codi Lindsey

Codi is the one most likely to answer the phone when you call our office.  She would be happy to take an order over the phone, help you navigate the website, or answer any questions you may have about Grief Watch (if she doesn’t know the answer, she’s quick to track it down).

Codi’s email:





Yvette Wilson

Having recently moved from working for the 18th Ave Peace House to Grief Watch, Yvette can generally be found in the ceramics area or helping out in the kitchen. Yvette's outspoken attitude, contagious smile and dedicated work ethic make her a joy to work with. 






John Schwiebert 

Volunteer Spiritual Leader of Grief Watch and husband of Pat Schwiebert, John spends the majority of his time engaged in the day-to-day work of the 18th Ave Peace House living community. John recently retired from his position as pastor of a Portland church and enjoys traveling with Pat to conferences when he can.

If you are looking for an empathetic ear or some spiritual discussion, John is your man: 






Tom Foreman 

Beloved ceramic guru and master of organizing, Tom is generally found in either the sewing room or the ceramics area.  His creative flare adds beauty and personalization to many of our tactile products. Tom enjoys adventuring around the world for weeks (or even months) at a time, and has friends to visit in many countries, but is greatly missed during his excursions.







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