Personalized Affiliation: Christianity
Spiritual Spheres: Christianity, Spiritual but Not Religious
Category: Spiritual Companion
Email: [email protected]
Focus Area: Children/Teens, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Education, Young Adults
Profile: Opening ourselves to play allows for a more holistic spiritual journey filled with joy which then blesses others. Over the last 20 years I've met with parishioners and community members struggling with divorce, career changes, family trauma, anxiety, and just curiosity about faith and spiritual practices. In all these situations I offer a listening ear as we discern together where the Spirit is in each of those moments and where it might be leading.
I was certified as a Spiritual Director in January of 2022 through Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. I serve as a Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and am currently the Director of Youth & Family Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Champaign Illinois. I've served as a Youth Minister for over 20 years and am passionate about sharing play practices with all ages so that we might all experience joy on the journey.