Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction
Training & Experience: I consider it an honor to listen with the Holy Spirit while guiding others along their spiritual journey to a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their daily lives. I received my Certificate in the Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction at the Mercy Center and co-led an Exercises of St Ignatius group which enriched my own spiritual transformation. I’ve had fulfilling careers as a college counselor and instructor, a social worker, and a program coordinator for vocational calling and spiritual formation groups. I completed two Master’s degrees, one in Counseling and another in Social Welfare and recently received an Enneagram Certificate. All these experiences have given me a passion to companion others in their search for more meaning and connection with their “calling” in life, with God, and with others.
Denominational Affiliation: For the past 35 years, I’ve attended both a non-denominational and a Presbyterian church in the Bay Area serving as a Deacon and on leadership teams with singles, small groups, spiritual formation and women’s ministries.
Specialties: I offer Spiritual Direction as you seek a deeper spiritual connection with God and others. I welcome all ages and stages of life where you may be experiencing transitions, personal and vocational discernment, and loss and painful relationships.
Style of Direction: The Contemplative Center describes Spiritual Direction as a form of “holy listening and attending to the Spirit of God in daily life. The focus is on one’s relationship with God, others and self.” My style is to create a safe and welcoming space where you become more aware of God’s presence and love in your relationships; where you discover a renewed passion and purpose in your “calling”; and where you experience daily spiritual formation practices.
Fee: I offer a sliding fee scale based on your personal circumstance. We would schedule a brief conversation to assess your needs and see whether spiritual direction would benefit you.
Personal Information: I’m grateful to pursue my 2nd Calling as a Spiritual Director and to continue seeking lifelong learning opportunities, and spiritual pilgrimages. My interests include discovering new places to hike, cultivating creative pursuits, exploring hidden places near and far, experiencing different cultures, and enjoying time with my daughter who now lives in Washington D.C. Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.