there is an endless source
from which we draw our living,
and yet we forget
that endless means
it never runs dry

Spiritual direction is one of the ways in which we can remind ourselves that the source of our living truly is endless. By developing a relationship with a spiritual director who is a good fit for our needs and communication style, we create an ongoing, regular opportunity for spiritual reflection in the midst of the rest of life.

Different styles of spiritual direction meet different kinds of needs. Some directors act as quiet companions, offering a place for reflection or self-revelation as the individual is so moved; others act as spiritual coaches, working with people to develop their spiritual practices and disciplines. I focus on the work of spiritual formation: I work with people who seek deep connection with the Holy as they understand it and, therefore, want to engage with spiritual practice, theological understanding, ethical living, and contemplative reflection to nurture that connection. At the heart of my practice are the questions, "Where is the Sacred in this? How are you in relationship with that-which-is-larger?"

I have over 10 years of formal experience as a spiritual director and formator in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, including an M. Div from Starr King School for the Ministry and certification as a spiritual director through the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tuscon, AZ. I am completing my Doctor of Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary studying spiritual formation in liberal religious communities. My ministry of direction includes work with laypeople, seminarians, and clergy from many different traditions, including Unitarian Universalists, Disciples of Christ, Humanists, Episcopalians, Druids, and Pagans.

I frequently work with people by phone or Skype, as well as in person. If you would like to discuss whether I would be a good match for you, please contact me via email.