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: There are a few openings available with the interns in our spiritual direction training program if you would like to experience spiritual direction at no charge for a few months. Please contact Joanna Quintrell at 707-578-2121 or if you are interested in learning more.


Spiritual Direction: An Invitation to Encounter the Holy (Free Workshop)

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
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. More>

View the An Invitation to Encounter the Holy poster

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 .

View the ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS poster


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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