Novato Advance

Reverend Dina Gardner loses battle with cancer

Dina Gardner, a beloved minister and Novato Human Needs Center director, died Dec. 7 of pleomorphic sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She and her husband, Edgar Meza, shared a life together along the border of San Rafael and Novato. … Gardner was a Presbyterian minister and spiritual life coach. She grew up in Davis, attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and earned a Master of Divinity degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. She also completed the Master of Intuition Medicine program at the Academy of Intuition Medicine in Sausalito. more