I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better and that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.
Spiritual direction is about creating an intentional space to focus the eyes of the heart on God in the midst of life. As a spiritual director, my role is to host this 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. My goal as a spiritual director is to help you reflect deeply on your life and become more aware of God’s presence in the midst of it.
Look below for responses to some basic questions about spiritual direction and a form to express interest in learning more.
Who is spiritual direction for?
Spiritual direction is for anyone who longs to grow in God and in deeper awareness of their everday experiences. 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 pastors and church 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 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 contain how and what 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. An average gift 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 an initial interest conversation. I look forward to connecting with you.