“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
– Frederick Buechner
Why Spiritual Direction?
Our relationship with God is the most important relationship in our lives, and yet it is commonly our most private relationship. We may feel timid in what or how much we share with another person because of its intimate nature. Spiritual Direction creates a safe and sacred space for you and God in order to mature in your relationship. This includes…
A person who is solely a witness to you and God – an encourager, guide, and support along your path.
A space for you to explore and interpret your experiences with God.
A byway for you to integrate your faith through learning to practice and dwell in God’s presence all day, everyday.
God has cultivated my love for walking alongside others through decades of ministry, vocational work, and schooling. This includes pastoring college students for the INN at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and Lighthouse Ministry in Tacoma Washington; directing a youth mentoring program, The Children Project, in South Seattle; working with and for Native American tribes in Alaska as an environmental biologist and liaison; graduating from Seattle Pacific University and attending Regent College in Vancouver, BC; and now training through Soul Formation’s Academy of Spiritual Formation in Portland, Oregon.
I am also a mom to two awesome boys, and a wife to a truly kind and fun husband. We live in Bellingham, Washington. My interests are in the usual PNW categories – hiking, coffee, books, being on or near the water, and adventuring, but I am also becoming a fan of hockey, football, hunting and Minecraft – as these are the things my three boys are fond of.
I look forward to meeting you. Blessings.