Douglas Cripe

City: Elkhart

State: IN

Languages: English

Personalized Affiliation: Christianity

Spiritual Spheres: Bahai, Christianity, Interfaith, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist

Category: Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion

Email: [email protected]

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Focus Area: Divorced/Widowed, Elderly/Mature, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Health Care, Homeless/Low Income, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Women's Issues, Young Adults

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Profile: As a pastor for over 30 years, I have served in local congregations, as a hospital chaplain, a curriculum writer/editor, and religion adjunct faculty in a university. Part of my ministry has included interfaith dialogue and efforts to heal divisions of racism. While most of my time as a spiritual companion has been within a congregational setting, I've have learned to hear most conversations within and outside the church as moments of holy conversation. Although dialogue has been limited to those living near me, during the pandemic I have shifted to spiritual conversations via Zoom, providing opportunities beyond the traditional setting of a room. During my years of congregational ministry, I intuitively listened with a spiritual ear, though two years of training as a spiritual director have sharpened my listening as the Spirit nudges me to hear deeper longings. Just as my spiritual director has helped me sense God's movement in my life, I hope to help others sense the Spirit's movement within their lives. I grew up within the Mennonite tradition, giving me a passion for peace and justice. My years serving as a pastor within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has provided me an ecumenical vision, seeing the church as one Body expressed in many ways. After 9/11, I co-founded an interfaith partnership that continues to thrive, bringing people of various faith traditions together for dialogue. These experiences have helped me listen to the faith-stirrings of those who may not fit the traditional norms of church or faith, for God moves beyond the boundaries that we often create.

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