Spiritual Direction

path to the oceanLife was meant to be lived with an awareness of God’s presence and love, yet so often we are too busy and distracted to notice! In spiritual direction, we set aside time to meet with someone who will prayerfully listen as we reflect on our relationship with our Creator, and who can help us discern and experience God’s presence and the Spirit’s movement in more of a moment-by-moment way.

At the Journey Center, our spiritual directors are available to meet with individuals seeking direction, usually once a month, for a fee that is determined on a sliding scale basis. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of experiencing spiritual direction as a help to you on your journey, please call us at (707) 578-2121. One of our spiritual directors will be glad to meet with you for one session at no charge to explore this with you.

For information about meeting with a spiritual director at the Journey Center, view the Spiritual Direction Information Card.

SPECIAL NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO THE JOURNEY CENTER’S 2-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT LEADERSHIP IS AUGUST 1ST! Our current interns will be graduating soon and we are now preparing for the March 2017 start of the next group to go through this excellent and unique program. If you are interested in exploring the possibility that the Spirit might be calling you to be trained to serve as a spiritual director, please contact Joanna Quintrell at 707-578-2121 or if you are interested in learning more.


Journey Home Week - Spiritual Direction: An Invitation to Encounter the Holy

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
What is the ancient practice called spiritual direction? How can it enhance and support your spiritual journey? To find out, join us for this free workshop, which includes a demonstration of an actual session. More>

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Group Spiritual Direction for Professional Caregivers, Chaplains and Clergy

Meets the third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., November 20, December 18

Do you have a profession where you counsel, care for or serve others in crisis, trauma or under stress? Are you feeling the need to have a safe and sacred space to process or talk through what wells up in you when your vocation is in serving others? We currently have a group formed and sometimes spots open with this group. More>

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Group Spiritual Direction for Women

Meets Tuesdays, October 3, November 7, December 12, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Group spiritual direction provides a safe space to meet God in the presence of others and explore the ways God is moving in our lives. We long to honor the Holy among us in both silence and group sharing through responses to the readings from the book Present, Over Perfect as well as music, art and prayers. We will attend to connecting more deeply with God, ourselves and each other. More>

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CANCELLED! Introduction to Spiritual Direction—FREE Introductory Seminar

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

What is the ancient practice called spiritual direction? How can it enhance and support your spiritual journey? To find out, join us for this free seminar. More>

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE JOURNEY CENTER'S 2-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT LEADERSHIP!!

Our current interns will be graduating soon and we are now preparing for the 2014 start of the next group to go through this excellent and unique program. If you are interested in exploring the possibility that the Spirit might be calling you to be trained to serve as a spiritual director, please contact Joanna Quintrell for information. She can be reached at 707-578-2121 or .

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Click to meet our current team of Spiritual Directors

For more information on spiritual direction, please visit the Spiritual Directors International website.

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