Theresa Michelle Churchman, MIS, is owner and practitioner at Shoji Bridge Departure Doula. A cancer diagnosis when she was young helped Michelle develop a healthy view of death and dying, and attending her mother’s death led to her current passion for supporting people who are dying, for educating and advocating for death preparedness and death positivity. Michelle has a bachelors degree in communication, a masters in interdisciplinary studies and decades of experience in healthcare support. Michelle is a certified Doulagivers Specialist; a care consultant, elder care doula and end of life doula and practices in southern Indiana and central Kentucky. She is a member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance and a hospice volunteer.