Personalized Affiliation: Christianity
Spiritual Spheres: Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Category: Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion
Focus Area: 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.