I’ve always found immense joy in being with people as they experience God. Propelled by this joy and realizing that it’s a significant part of my vocation, I began Sustainable Faith’s two-year School of Spiritual Direction in 2015. In addition to actually seeing directees during this time and receiving peer supervision, the most rewarding experience was making the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the 19th Annotation.
After I completed the program in 2017, I continued seeing directees for spiritual direction, though I never called myself a “spiritual director.” I didn’t feel I was ready despite wanting to be so. Just before the summer of 2018, as a result of some interior clarity and outward confirmation, I felt it was time to finally call myself a spiritual director.
In June of 2020, I completed a one-year training called the Spiritual Exercises Accompaniment. I am certified to accompany people through the 19th and 18th Annotations of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
I have regular (monthly) appointments with my own spiritual director, am in regular (quarterly) supervision, and am a member of Sustainable Faith Affiliates.