I obtained my Certificate in Spiritual Direction in 2017 after 18 months of course work and practicums. My training comes from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. I also have a Bachelors, Masters, and coursework for a PhD, all in English Literature.
I love welcoming individuals into the quiet space direction creates, so that together we can listen for the holy presence, which has always been a part of them. For me, each direction session is a gift because I get to be with the unfolding of someone’s life. It takes tremendous vulnerability and courage to explore your heart and the Spirit with another person, so I feel incredibly privileged and humbled to create and hold the space for you to do this kind of work.
I am happy to be a director of individuals from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds or no religious or spiritual background. Each person’s story is unique and so is the holy’s work in her/their/his life. I am passionate about companioning those who feel that their lives’ narratives fall outside the traditional ones that society often assigns us. As someone who spent many years feeling like she was standing at a window looking in at the rest of the world, I understand what it is like to live with the difference those with non-conforming sexual associations, beliefs, bodies, or other circumstances might experience. I am honored to accompany these individuals on their journeys.
Personally, I am a partner and mother of three, who enjoys reading, handwork, and exercise, particularly, swimming and hiking and Qigong. I am grateful for the transformative powers of the contemplative practices in my life. My favorite form of prayer is meditation, which I practice alone and with groups.