Spiritual Direction

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12

Spiritual direction is, very simply, one person helping another become increasingly aware of and responsive to the presence and activity of God in their life.

In the language of the passage above, spiritual direction is about paying attention to our “own spirit within” as well as “the Spirit of God” who is with us.

As a spiritual director, my role is to host a space for you and listen with you to whatever you bring. Spiritual direction is not teaching or counseling, but listening with an ear toward life experience and the activity of God. It is a resource for people who are looking for spiritual support beyond the church in pursuit of growth, healing, and connection. My goal as a spiritual director is to help you reflect deeply on your life, become more aware of God’s presence in the midst of it, and live from that place.

Look below to see responses to some basic questions about spiritual direction, to fill out an interest form, or to schedule a free no-commitment interest meeting.

Questions
Who is spiritual direction for?

Spiritual direction is for anyone who longs to grow in God and in deeper awareness of their everday experiences and is seeking spiritual support beyond the church. I have met with men and women; young and old; church leaders, church members, and people who don’t go to church. I have found spiritual direction to be an essential support for ministry leaders and can also be especially helpful for those who find themselves on the margins of or burned out by faith communities. Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the spiritual map, I would be honored to journey with you.


What are sessions like?

Spiritual direction sessions can take place online or in-person, usually last one hour, and occur about once a month to allow for processing in between. Most sessions begin with a moment of centering through silence, prayer, or scripture and end with a blessing or prayer. In between, you are invited to share a story, question, or experience that we will reflect on and explore together. Each session is yours to begin, end, and share as you choose. My hope is to join you as a prayerful and curious listening presence.


What are your training qualifications and theological convictions?

I studied biblical text at Abilene Christian University, received a master of divinity from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology where my study focused on the history and process of spiritual formation, and am completing a spiritual direction certificate at Portland Seminary. I am a certified coordinator for contemplative listening groups with the Renovaré Fellowship of the Burning Heart. I have been serving in spiritual settings for over a decade and have journeyed with people in all stages of life.

I affirm the classical ecumenical statements of Christian faith in the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed. I resonate with the core ideas and beliefs of Renovaré. As a member of ESDA Christ-Centered Spiritual Directors, I am committed to their code of ethics and generally affirm their doctrinal statement.


Is there a cost?

There is no set fee for spiritual direction meetings, but people often financially support the ministry of their spiritual director. A standard amount is $50-$75 per session. I invite those I meet with to prayerfully consider if they are able to commit to any amount of support as we begin our spiritual direction relationship.


How can I find out more?

If you are interested in meeting for spiritual direction or learning more, you can fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page or schedule a free no-commitment interest conversation. I look forward to connecting with you.

Spiritual Direction Interest Form