A spiritual direction relationship is built on honesty, trust and respect. I commit to honoring confidentiality. In cases involving but not limited to, child abuse, elder abuse, physical harm to self and others or threats of these, I am required to disclose to proper authorities as required by law.
I am a college graduate who utilized my degree in a professional, secular career for many years, but I felt nudged to use my gifts and talents to serve my faith community and pursue a deeper relationship with God. On that journey, I discovered a profound sense of joy and gratitude when people would share their faith stories with me. Now, I am a graduate of Spiritual Ministries Institute’s 3-year HeartPaths training program in the Art of Spiritual Direction. In addition, I have a Certificate in Contemplative Prayer and Spiritual Leadership, have completed a nine month study of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, am a retreat leader, small group facilitator, group speaker, and active in various ministries in my faith community.
I am an active participant in my Catholic faith community and have explored various faith traditions. While my viewpoint is predominantly Christian, I remain open to learning and seeking the truth brought forth by various faiths traditions. I strive to expand my knowledge on diverse subjects through reading, seminars and retreats. I am a spiritual seeker, still journeying myself therefore I have a spiritual director with whom I meet with regularly.
I approach spiritual direction as a ministry of holy hospitality. The hospitality that I offer is not food or drink, but I offer to you a compassionate heart, attentive listening and a sacred space where you are free to be yourself. It is a privilege to companion people as they journey towards deeper spirituality. The road travelled is not always smooth, but I strive to offer a safe and inviting place where your fears, burdens, blessings and desires are allowed to be spoken freely This ministry is based on respect, honesty and confidentiality. As we travel together, I will listen deeply to you, perhaps clarifying and unpacking your sacred story with gentle and patient guidance. I will be open, attentive and non-judgmental.
To be clear, spiritual direction is not a form of counseling such as: pastoral counseling, psychotherapy or analysis, financial counseling or addiction therapy and should not be a substitute for these services.
If this is an area of your life that you would like to explore with me, then I would be honored to companion you on that journey. I work with people of many ages, faiths and stages of discernment.