Offering Strength for the Journey
Are you spiritually curious? Are you seeking a way forward in your life with God? A spiritual director can help.
The spiritual direction relationship is a Spirit-led ministry focused on your life as a journey of discovery and growth. In direction, I offer you a safe, welcoming space in which you can slow down, breathe, reflect on your story, and receive needed sustenance for your soul, so that you can continue on in your unfolding life with God.
With a deep commitment to integrity, intentionality, and accountability, I offer you companionship along the way. It would be an honor to walk beside you.
Hospitality and Safety
Elijah in the Wilderness
Finding Your Way
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Stop Look Listen at Riverview Retreat
A Shared Journey
Journey Beyond the Familiar
Spiritual Life Retreats
A Spiritual Life Retreat is an opportunity for reflection, rest, and renewal. Your retreat will be uniquely shaped according to your individual longing and your unfolding life with God. This is a shared venture, and I would love to companion you in discerning the focus and direction of your experience.
Prior to the loss of our home in the "Holiday Farm" wildfire of September 2020, Janet and I offered sacred space in our retreat house perched above the beautiful McKenzie River and the historic Goodpasture Covered Bridge. We look forward to doing so again in 2022. Until then, I invite you to allow me to host and companion you virtually.
I am also available to facilitate group retreats online and off-site. Please contact me for more information; I would love to assist you in discerning your retreat needs.
Gratitude and Grief together: A healing practice.
What is emerging in you?
A New Day Dawning
Morning at Riverview Retreat
Beauty from Ashes
Are you aware of beauty?
Meditation in Motion
Meditative walk above our retreat space
Through the Fire
How are you being invited to begin again?
Woods and Stone will Teach You
Space for Reflection
Invitation to Cross
McKenzie River Morning
McKenzie River Morning
When companioning couples, my deepest desire is to foster ongoing growth by building on strengths, deepening mutual understanding, and sharpening relationship skills.
I welcome all couples and utilize the excellent materials produced and provided by Prepare/Enrich, the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. I am a trained facilitator with 35 years of experience. For more information, visit prepare-enrich.com. Then contact me to get started.
We're in this together
The Little Things
A Heart of Stone
Looking in the Same Direction
I Offer You a Safe, Welcoming Space to Reflect On
Your Unfolding Life with God
Spiritual Companioning is a relationship of sacred trust.
As your spiritual director, I believe that both this relationship and the space in which it is nurtured are sacred. Each is created and held as I listen to the Spirit and you with attentive stillness, while encouraging you to do the same. My role in this practice involves inviting you to awaken to Spirit’s sustaining presence in your story, carrying you faithfully to God in prayer, and assisting you in discerning and embracing abundant life in God’s love.
Flexible Hours. Sessions in-person
or via Zoom
Sliding fee structure of $60-85 per hour.
Tuesday - Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: Scheduled by request
I am a spiritual director, retreat guide, and couples facilitator shaped by over 30 years of pastoral ministry and contemplative practice.
The values that center me in this sacred calling include:
• Hopeful trust: That God is present and active above, in, and through all things.
• Hospitality: Nurturing a welcoming, safe, and sacred space for holy listening.
• Humility: The true spiritual director is God the Spirit.
• Attentiveness: Listening to the Spirit and you with prayerful stillness.
• Integrity: Cultivating serenity and balance by attending to my own soul work.
Certification through Franciscan Spiritual Center http://francisspctr.com/
Member, Spiritual Directors International http:///
PO Box 99, Vida, OR 97488