Trained in spiritual direction at the Providence Renewal Centre in 2004-2006, I also have a PhD in English Literature (U of Alberta) and a Master of Theological Studies degree (Newman Theological College) with a focus on spirituality. I am an ordained Lutheran deacon with appreciation for the many denominations and expressions of faith, having worked for numerous years as a Synod-appointed ecumenical officer and offered spiritual direction to people from a broad and diverse range of traditions. I have both training and experience as a supervisor and teacher of spiritual direction, a guide of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, a facilitator of retreats, and a post-secondary instructor of Christian spirituality. I am willing to meet people face-to-face but also online through Skype or Zoom.
Convinced that we are all creative beings, made in the image of the Creator, I am passionate about exploring various conventional and less familiar pathways to prayer, which are expressions of each person’s unique relationship with and reflection of the Creator. My personal passions also include rich conversation, poetry, photography, music, and dance.