Find a Spiritual Companion

Find a spiritual companion, spiritual director, or life coach to help you on your journey.

Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director? Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.

To aid your process in finding a spiritual director or spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the more than 6000 spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.

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Chantal Birch
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
410-251-9982
Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, European Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
I am a contemplative companion to those who are walking on the edge of traditions, who need support through life’s thresholds. I am hear to listen, guide and walk with you as you discern the Holy One’s voice in your life. I offer nature wanderings as a source of soul nourishment, along with Equine Spiritual Companioning, where the horse acts as a guide in your natural spiritual unfolding. As a energy healer, and one who works with my own indigenous Celtic spiritual traditions, I am able to offer drumming, ceremony and other modalities to mark milestones on the spiritual journey. In addition, I am also well versed in Zen Buddhism, having been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh since 2000. I love to incorporate mindfulness practices into companioning sessions to create more awareness and gratefulness for this present moment. I companion those from all walks of life, spiritual traditions, and no tradition. All are welcome. For those who are unable to come in person, I am available also via phone, or Zoom.
Allan Vonkeman
Comox
British Columbia
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
604-345-9813
Corporate/Workplace, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Young Adults
I Co-create sacred space where honest, authentic conversations spark re-membering and transformation. My Goal is to create a safe space for deep and transformational conversations, using the tools of deep listening, creativity, ceremony and intention. Where clients can holistically explore their emotions, their obstacles, their challenges, to discover their passions and action their dreams. Joseph Campbell once stated, “The treasure you seek is in the cave you fear to enter,” together we can light a torch to enter the cave of treasure. WHO AM I *** A curious traveler on this chaotic and wonderful journey this is life, *** Flawed and working my way through my own stuff, *** An apprentice Elder who is asked to feel, honor and share all of life’s experiences, *** A teacher, sometimes, but always a student, learning and listening for the wisdom of all around me. *** Passionate for deep, meaningful and alchemical conversations with those I encounter, *** A coach working to serve others in discovery their passion and wisdom, *** A mentor sharing the abundance life has gifted me, *** A Spiritual Companion walking beside to explore the questions of life, *** A mystic in my desire to learn and grow in relationship with the Divine “I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.” – Rumi. MY JOURNEY TO HERE I was a police officer for 25 years, daily meeting the traumas and challenges of life. Within policing I also worked to support emergency responders in Peer Support and Critical Stress Management. I was part of a team that went to New York after the events of 9-11 to support the members of NYPD and NY emergency responders. Since “retiring” I have been the Executive Director of a Not-For-Profit, run my own company working with Government, large business, individuals and First Nations. I am an ICF Accredited Coach receiving my coach training from Royal Roads University. I have a certificate in Human Resources from Grant MacEwen, an Adult Education Certificate from Mount Royal and studied Compassionate Communication and Reconciliation through Carving at Langara College. About 2009 I started a more mystical journey where grace and synchronicity brought me to numerous spiritual teachers. I meet and studied under those who are called Rabbi, Guru, Rinpoche, Indigenous Elder, Shamans and Doctors of Psychology. Each challenging and bringing into question the many beliefs and foundational truths I held. Each revealing the need to walk a personal journey of vulnerability, courage, humbleness and compassionate intention. Two became my primary teacher/mentors. Cree Elder, Grandmother Doreen Spence with whom I have the ongoing privilege of relationship with. I have worked with Grandmother since 2009; learning the path of the Elder through vision quests, sweat lodges, connection to nature and sacred teachings. Much of my coaching work is influenced by these traditional native teachings, especially as they relate to the sacred circle and the nature. The second, Dr. Carlos de Leon from whom I have discovered importance of Therapy, Kabbalah, and Shamanism in my path. From Carlos I have discovered the need for a personal therapeutic process to acknowledge and dismantle the conditioning, indoctrination and programming I had previously chosen and accepted. The beauty of the teachings is that they are the tools I was gifted to use and share. At present my life is most guided by the teachings of Kabbalah and the Shamanic traditions. Two symbols from these teachings are central to my work and life, the Tree of Life and the Circle. Both provide deep and transformative ways to experience and explore all that we call life. In late 2019 I traveled through South Africa with three Sangoma (South African shamans) on a trip of ceremony, initiation and expansion. This lead into a year of intensive course with one of these Sangoma, Psychic Nancy Rebecca of Tacoma, Washington. I completed this year-long Psychic Mastery course which gifted another complete chest of ancient mystery school tools. In 2021 I have become an Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed coach, and a Spiritual Director under the umbrella of SDI. “One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” ― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Fr. Tyler Richards
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Companion
9203369571
Divorced/Widowed, Education, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression
Are you seeking God or a deeper relationship with God? Is God a word or concept so significant that it feels frightening at times or as if you have no idea where to start? Perhaps you once professed faith, but it now feels foreign. Maybe you once had faith but lost it because of injury or another kind of abuse. You're not alone. Many people are looking to develop or re-establish that connection to God and don't know where to begin. Others have a relationship with God but have a pang of hunger or a thirst to go deeper into that relationship and have no idea where to begin. My name is Fr. Tyler Richards. I am an ordained Episcopal Priest. I approach Spiritual Companioning from a decidedly Christian perspective, focusing on Christ's call to all people. I am an LGBT+ affirming Christian Minister and believe that the love of God is extended to all persons. I also believe that part of our call is a vocation that God has given all of us, whether that is taking our place in the body of Christ as a layperson or as an ordained person. It is my hope that all people can find their way to God or develop a clearer picture of who God is. It is my happy duty to help facilitate that journey for people by walking with them as a companion.
Jamili Omar
English
Unitarian Universalist
Bahai, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
281-846-5913
BIPOC, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Grief and Loss, LGBTQIA+, Middle Eastern Cultures, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am a life-long seeker, wanderer, and sometimes worshiper excited to meet you and explore your life's path with you. I consider my work Spiritual Accompaniment: someone who travels alongside you in order to nurture your individual spirit and support you in finding your own path. That means that we'll take the journey together, at your pace. Through deep listening to YOUR spiritual story you can be empowered to explore a deeper relationship with yourself, your earthly companions (human and non-human), and with that which we know as The Great Mystery. If you are seeking a companion on this Winding Path, please reach out! It will be my honor to travel with you.
Irina Dubinski
Toronto
Ontario
English, Russian
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I am an ordained priest in the Anglican Church (Diocese of Toronto). My education includes a Masters of Divinity from Wycliffe College, and Spiritual Direction Diploma from Regis College, University of Toronto. My prior career was in the academic and research spheres, and I have a PhD in the field of child language development, as well as a Bachelor's degree in linguistics. My personal spirituality has been shaped by a combination of growing up in the country influenced by its Eastern Orthodox heritage (albeit suppressed at the time), my early faith experiences in the Evangelical church, subsequent transition to the Anglican church for both theological and liturgical reasons, and finally, my formal training in Anglican theology and Jesuit spiritual direction. The practices I borrowed from each tradition comprise my own unique way of cultivating the awareness of God and connecting with Him/Her in prayer, and these include silent meditation, praying with scriptures, and contemplating the Orthodox icons. I am an amateur artist, and creating, viewing, and reflecting on visual art has always been another important context for my spiritual growth. My spiritual direction practice is steeped in the experiences I outline above; yet, I am happy to work with your inter-denominational and interfaith perspectives, as long as we share the values of deep listening, holy silence, awareness of the Transcendent, and respect for every human as created by God in the Divine Image. I offer in-person sessions, outdoor walks, and virtual experiences over the platform of your choice. I work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. My sessions are tailored to your unique needs, and include (but are not limited to): – Open-ended practice of spiritual guidance, companionship, and discernment – Instruction on various types of prayer – Guided meditation sessions and Lectio Divina (meditation on scripture) – Exercises from the Ignatian (Jesuit) tradition – Prayer through art – Spiritual direction for theological students, postulants, and new clergy I also offer special packages for prominent liturgical seasons, as well as courses in methods of prayer, and prayer through art.
Mary Haggerty
Richmond Heights
MO
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director
6366752399
I am an Episcopal Priest serving as pastor of a small parish in St. Louis. I trained in Spiritual Direction with Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs. I know from my own experience of seeking to go deeper with the mystery that is God, that it can be a lonely road. I am honored to be a companion to other seekers who feel drawn to a deep relationship with God and a life of contemplative wonder.
Janice Olson
English
Christianity
Interfaith
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
8609851883
Addiction, Creative Arts
My spiritual life has taken many turns and I have broad experience in many faith traditions. Primarily Christian in my personal orientation, I believe there are many paths to the Divine. My personal practice incorporates yoga, meditation, and contemplative art. I have been involved in the 12 Step recovery community for more than 25 years and I lead retreats for women in recovery.
Rev. Janet Herron
Mt Pleasant
SC
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
+1(843)364-4923
Addiction, Codependency, Divorced/Widowed, Group Spiritual Direction
Offering Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Companioning to all spiritual seekers. I am an ordained in 1998 as a Unity minister and graduated from the Sursum Corda Spiritual Direction Training Program in 2006. My unique background as a Spiritual Direction, Minister, Attorney and educator has given me the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ages, economic, cultural, educational and religious backgrounds and taught me the importance of deep listening. My passion is helping people discover that Spirit’s answers are within themselves.
Ashley Oliver - Interfaith Minister
Dorchester
Dorset
English
Interspiritual
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Chaplain
Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues
It is an honor to walk with you at this time in your life, when you are reaching our for companionship. I am an ordained One Spirit Interfaith Minister, working mother and minister of an Inter spiritual community in Dorset. I will listen and ask questions that create an opening for us to explore the presence of the Divine at work on your life. My life is dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces for people to connect to the power of that sacred love that surrounds us all. My own faith path blends Christianity, spiritualism, earth-based spirituality – but I honour the sparks of truth in all traditions and those just starting out on their faith exploration.
Coach Kenji
OAKLAND
CA
English
Interfaith
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
4156372107
Asian Cultures, Codependency, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena
Hi, I'm Kenji Oshima (aka Coach Kenji). The best way to know more about me is at: www.coachkenji.com As a recent student of The Chaplaincy Institute, a coach of a decade, a community Dharma teacher, and as a queer, differently abled cis bi-racial/bi-cultural man I'm thrilled to bring all that I am to the next phase of my coaching practice: being in practicum. If you're interested in Spiritual Direction I'd love to get to know if we are aligned to walk the path together (pro bono for most of 2021-2022), or combining that with coaching is my new curiosity. In any case I offer free Sample Sessions to see if we're supposed to work together. A Brief Bio Coach Kenji has been a Success Coach for a decade helping high achieving individuals, entrepreneurs, and professionals find focus and create action that moves their whole lives in the direction of success, joy, and ease. Kenji serves as a dharma teacher at both East Bay Meditation Center and The Alameda Sangha in Oakland and Berkeley California. He previously served as the Gay Asian National Communality Organizer for the former Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco, traveling to eight major US cities in the early fight against HIV/AIDS; as well he's been a small business owner, mentor, godfather, consultant, and student of the School of Hard Knocks. Kenji is gaining his certification as a Spiritual Director, has a proven record as a Business and Life Coach, and is a blogger of spiritual thought, a spoken word performer, writer, mentor, and former HIV/AID and LGBTQAI activist.
Cathy Shoulders
Roanoke
VA
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Christianity, Interspiritual, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director
540 556-6567
Education, Enneagram, Mindfulness/Meditation, People with Disabilities
Cathy Shoulders, Certified Spiritual Director Spiritual direction encourages you to explore a relationship with the Mystery that many name God. In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult to notice God’s action in their daily affairs. Yet, at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s love and presence. In spiritual direction, you reflect deeply on the experiences of your daily life. Gradually, as you contemplate, you may begin to recognize God’s presence and grace in your life. You may come to realize how God’s spirit is truly with you every day and everywhere. You discover that God has been waiting for you to seek this closer relationship. Spiritual direction is not about being directed. Rather, it is about being encouraged to draw closer to God. If you are uncomfortable with God language, you are not alone. You are free in spiritual direction to speak about spirituality in language that is significant to you. Spiritual direction invites you into this relationship whether you attend a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or none of these. God seeks you where you are. You might come to spiritual direction for a variety of reasons, including to: • Identify and trust your own spiritual experiences • Integrate spirituality into your daily life • Discern and make difficult choices • Share your hopes, struggles, and losses • Develop a sensitivity for justice and concern for the poor • Live the essence of your spiritual affiliation with integrity • Certified as a spiritual director with Selah Center for Spiritual Formation • Graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Formation Program • Seminary graduate with a Masters of Theology and Counseling/LPC Eligible • Certified with Institute of Conscious Being – Enneagram Certified with Spiritual Rhythms of the Enneagram
Michael Rose
Taber
Alberta
English
Christianity
Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
403-332-0480
Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression

A person's spirituality and relationship with God are uniquely intimate. Often it has its share of uncertainties, practical concerns, and nagging doubts. This doesn't make you unfaithful, just a human being living faith in real life.

I have walked alongside individuals and small groups for a long time now, supporting folks as they ask big questions, wrestle, and wonder about God, faith, church, what life is all about and their place in it all.

I accompany folks through the mundane that life can often be, as well as their joys and their deep sorrows. I have served those who are dying and their broken-hearted loved ones.

I support those walking through the desert of disorder (deconstruction) when their hunches, inklings and intuitions nudge them out of the comfortable pew. Supporting folks as they untangle from out-grown religious beliefs and painful experiences.

I have a Master's (Spiritual Formation) from St. Stephen's University (New Brunswick, Canada). I am a Certified Grief Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute and experienced in spiritual care in a health care setting. I also draw deeply on my own experiences of life, with the ebbs and flows, with my own experiences of joy, a deep sense of love and belonging, wonder, and hope. My experiences also include tragic loss, colossal failures, disillusionment, and feelings of estrangement. I have personally walked the desert of desolations and deconstruction on the way to re-order (reconstruction) as well as healing and growth along the journey towards greater wholeness.

I believe that life-giving spirituality makes us more human, not less. It is my heartfelt conviction that God's very essence is Love. God can't help but love. The God-who-is-love is therefore deeply relational and Uncontrolling. The future is open and not predetermined, which allows us to partner with God towards a love-inspired life rich in meaning and full of hope.

Whether you find yourself in the middle of deconstruction or reconstruction, inside or outside a religious institution or not sure where you are, my spacious approach to spirituality is thoughtful, intuitive, and most especially love-centred and just might be your next step.

Drop me an email and let's set up a Free 30-minute Zoom call to meet each other.

Bernadette Flanagan
Dublin
Outside U.S. and Canada
English
Interspiritual
Eco/Nature-based
Spiritual Director, Offers Graduate School Credit
0872033006
Corporate/Workplace, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, European Cultures, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Women's Issues
I have worked in contemplative studies, spiritual accompaniment and intuitive research for 30 years. My love of the Irish language and my indigenous Celtic heritage has drawn me into exploring the soul spaces in the Irish landscape which nurtured the great abbesses who established homes for the soul that were centres of contemplative spirituality for more than a thousand years. My book, Embracing Solitude focuses on the interior turn to women-led monastic movements and scans the Christian tradition for women who have made this turn in various epochs and circumstances. New Monasticism is a movement assuming diverse forms in response to the turn to classical spiritual sources for guidance about living spiritual commitment with integrity and authenticity today. Genuine spiritual seeking requires the cultivation of an inner disposition to return to the room of the heart. The lessons explored in this book from women spiritual entrepreneurs across the centuries will benefit contemporay New Monastics--both women and men. My book has inspired, challenged, and guided those who follow in the footsteps of the renowned spiritual innovators profiled in it. In the book, I seek not merely to uncover forgotten stories of women's spirituality and prophetic voices, but to probe the reasons for tradition's lack of attention to transformative solitude, intentionally chosen. I explore how from the desert of fourth-century Africa to the woods of contemporary America, women's choice of solitude offers new landscapes of the sacred--in ordinary life, in new forms of community, and in exploring mystical processes of inner transformation. The book has spoken to the deepest longings of spiritual seekers today. It answers many of their questions, places them in a historical context, and, most of all, encourages them on their pilgrimage into the heart of Divine Mystery through a mysticism embodied in a shared spiritual solitude, which can be maintained in the midst of the ordinary and the everyday. Just as spiritual seekers moved from the city to the desert in the third century, I have explored, within my own experience how now the move is back to finding contemplative solitude in the midst of the commerce of the city. In Ireland I connect with contemplative companions through walking native ancient pilgrim routes; particularly the Dublin Camino which is quite managaemable in a 3/4 time frame.. The retrieval of these ancient pilgrim paths across Ireland is attracting large cohorts of diverse people who recognise that the ancient forms of spiritual practices in Ireland have something to offer today’s new journey. Interviews by media broadcasters with a sample of today's pilgrims reveal that they recognise that while contemporary society has its faults, there is also a new attentiveness to global concerns and a quest for deeper attunement, however, fleeting.
Amara Honeck
Gatlinburg
TN
English
Interspiritual
Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Energy Work, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
Welcome to a sacred, compassionate, non-judgmental space where we can work together through the ebbs and flows of your journey as you explore the meanings, callings, difficulties, joys, successes, and purposes of your life. At its core, spiritual direction is an ancient practice of holy listening intended to create holy space and stillness. Within this sacred container, we can find deeper understanding of ourselves and relationship with the Divine. Through our conversations and contemplative practices, we will listen together for the movement of the Divine in your life and discern where there are opportunities for growth and transformation.

Walking your journey with a spiritual companion is about moving toward wholeness by uncovering what it is you need at your deepest level, connecting deeply with a greater power, and facing your joys and challenges with the knowing of a higher grace and wisdom.

I see myself as a privileged witness to the spiritual unfolding of your path and would be honored to accompany you on your journey. — Namaste

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Amara’s practice is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Her training includes a background in personally-practiced interspirituality, sacred creative expression practices, and consciousness work. She is a shamanism teacher for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, consciousness trainer for The Monroe Institute, and a certified facilitator of SoulCollage, Zentangle, Chakradance, Touch Drawing, and Veriditas Labyrinth practices. Amara holds certifications as a sound healer, crystal healing practitioner, henna artist, and Reiki Master. A believer in life-long learning, she is currently studying and embodying practices through Living the Way of the Mystics, a program studying the great mystics, spiritual companionship, and expressive arts.

Tina Geiger, RSM
English
Christianity
Buddhism, Christianity, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
4012564122
Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues
I am Tina Geiger, RSM ministering in north-western PA. I have ministered in spiritual direction/companioning for 14 years.
Mark Imbach
Calgary
Alberta
English
Christianity
Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism, Zoroastrianism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
403 803 3535
Addiction, Children/Teens, Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, Energy Work, Enneagram, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, Incarceration/Justice/Legal, Latin American Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Middle Eastern Cultures, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Psychic Phenomena, Sports, Women's Issues, Young Adults
I believe Spiritual Direction is invaluable for paying attention to where the Divine invites us to come alive. It is also a powerful way to walk alongside anyone who is hurting, struggling with life, or searching for meaning, direction and purpose. I offer openhearted simplicity and authenticity as foundational pillars to work together, along with nonjudgement, knowing that we share in the fragile nature of being human! I feel intuitively with another’s heart and soul and walk alongside whatever life brings. Some of the most enriching moments in my life happen accompanying someone when the light cracks through into their inner reality. Much of what makes me who I am today is having had to suffer through many losses such as: a son, a marriage, dealing with spiritual abuse as a child, and many other struggles that have come my way. From all these I have gained incredible insight on how the Divine infuses us. This has gifted me with a unique ability to live joyfully in the moment and encourage others to live from a joyful perspective. I embrace the Divine through intentional spiritual practices and a life of surrender, but I also live fully as a human being, embodying that Divine connection through music, nature, photography, motorbiking, hiking, cooking and hospitality. My spiritual direction training has come through the SoulStream Organization over the last 17 years, a program with a focus on living from the heart and a commitment to a contemplative life.
Josephine Robertson
English
Christianity
Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Judaism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
2067154307
Creative Arts, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Enneagram, European Cultures, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Women's Issues
Jo is a poet, photographer, priest, spiritual companion/director, and breathwork guide. She leads individuals, small groups, and communities into deeper relationship with themselves, this precious world, and the Divine that binds us together. Josephine's greatest joy is to help others find their own spiritual center, the ground of their being where they encounter the Divine, and where their unique calling in the world can be found and nurtured. She brings an innate sense of the sacredness of daily life, deep listening, and curiosity to her encounters with those she serves. Her spirituality is rooted in the natural world, from her ancestral lands in the Scottish Highlands to liminal place she now calls home, the Pacific Northwest, nestled between the rugged Cascades and the misty Salish Sea. She shares her life with her partner Tim, her equine dance partner, two spoiled dogs, and the cat who is in charge of them all.
Libby Chapman
Seattle
WA
English
Christianity
Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
2063312339
Enneagram, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+
God won my heart over 25 years ago during a particularly difficult time in my life. Ever since I have been drawn to conversations exploring where God intersects with the joys and challenges of real life. In 2016, I began having these conversations as a spiritual director. I believe each of us is God’s beloved and the spiritual journey is primarily a journey of allowing the love of God to penetrate deeper and deeper parts of our heart. My joy is to provide a safe environment to engage with God right where you are. No performing, no pat answers. Just making holy space for you and God. I am a Seattle native who graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and Speech Communications. I received my spiritual direction training through SoulFormation’s School of Spiritual Direction and am a member of their community of spiritual directors. I live near the University of Washington with my husband, Brian, and our three kids. Areas of focus: *Discovering your belovedness to God *Moms with young children *Connecting with God in a way that fits you *Christians wrestling with their faith *Inner healing prayer *LGBTQ followers of Jesus and people who love them
James Calabro
Kokomo
IN
English
Spiritual but Not Religious
Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Islam, Judaism, Native/Indigenous, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach
BIPOC, Children/Teens, Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Elderly/Mature, European Cultures, Grief and Loss, Homeless/Low Income, Immigrants/Displaced, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Native/Indigenous Cultures, Psychic Phenomena, Sports, Young Adults
Are you in need of spiritual healing? Have you been closed off by other religious or spiritual leaders? Are you someone who wants to talk about religion or spirituality but doesn’t want a priest, minister, or pastor judging you? Are you wanting to explore the depths of your spirituality in a safe, affirming space? ****** For the past three years, I have been a trained spiritual companion. I have helped many explore their unique religious or spiritual paths. I am not here to judge you. I am only here to listen. In our monthly, 50 minute sessions, we listen for and respond to the psychospiritual movements taking place during our sessions.****** About Me: I grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in the early 2010s. For four years, I lived in West Lafayette before I moved to San Francisco. There, I fulfilled a life-long dream of mine which was to be a member of a religious community. I was a brother in the Society of Saint Francis, an Episcopal religious community of men who live together and take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. As a brother, I finished my spiritual direction training program at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California. In June 2021, I left the Franciscan friars and moved back to Indiana. Today, in addition to my spiritual companionship work, I enjoy taking my dog Lawrence out for walks. I also enjoy spending time with my beautiful girlfriend, Katy.
On the Way with Deacon Jim Minor
Round Lake Beach
IL
English
Christianity
Christianity
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
(224) 475-9239
Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Education, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Life is a journey for all of us and the spiritual side of that journey is profound. Spiritual Direction involves a trinity- the person coming for direction, the director, and God. As the director or companion, it is my blessing to be able to point out the movement of God in a person's life. Being an ordained, married deacon in the Roman Catholic tradition, I have been trained and practice many different forms of prayer that I am ready to share with you. Being a married deacon, I can help in a very practical way to show how God is part of everything we do; from family, to relationships, work, to leisure- the entirety of life. I look forward to being part of your faith journey as you discover the presence of God in your life.