Robin Russell

City: Richardson

State: TX

Languages: English

Personalized Affiliation: Christianity

Spiritual Spheres: Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent

Category: Spiritual Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 4697745307

Website: https://www.retreathousecommunity.org/

Focus Area: Codependency, Divorced/Widowed, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Grief and Loss, Women's Issues

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Profile: Robin sees a common thread of being an exceptional listener in her careers as a journalist and a hospice chaplain. Always drawn to the spiritual life, Robin now adds a keen spiritual intuition and contemplative prayer experience to her role as a trained spiritual director. Robin grew up in the fourth generation of a funeral home family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has a wry sense of humor that often comes with acknowledging one’s mortality and working in a newsroom for more than a decade. She earned multiple awards for her work as a religion writer for daily newspapers and a denominational newspaper. As a part-time hospice chaplain, Robin has been fearless in providing a calm presence and spiritual support for people in difficult life moments. She now finds great joy in accompanying others on their soul discovery journeys, holding space in spiritual direction for both holy tears and surprising laughter as people come to know themselves and God better. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Tyler and a certificate in spiritual direction from SMU Perkins School of Theology, which she completed in 2022. As an active lay leader in nondenominational churches, Robin taught classes and Bible studies, led small groups and retreats, served on a chaplain team and preached on occasion. She was drawn to spiritual direction after a director of her own helped deepen her spiritual journey. Robin and her husband have a son, a “daughter-in-love,” and some rescue pups that are now unashamedly spoiled. “Spiritual direction is an intimate journey that helps individuals know themselves and God more deeply so that they are free to embrace and live out their true selves in the world.”

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