Spiritual direction with Rich offers you . . .

Clarity in discerning:
• God’s movement in the circumstances of your life;
• Spiritual gifts already at work in your life;
• The quality of your vocational response to God’s calling;
• Next steps on your spiritual and vocational journey.

Topics often brought to spiritual direction . . .

• Unnamed losses in life, unfinished grieving;
• Shifts in relationships or health;
• The hidden poverties in your life;
• Hunger for growth in prayer;
• Search for meaning in life and work.

Areas of vocational discernment . . .

• Discernment of charisms at work in your life right now;
• Discernment of God’s willing and God’s calling in your life;
• Areas of response or resistance to God’s willing and God’s grace;
• Prayer practices that lead to and express mature faith.

Spiritual direction by phone . . .

In addition to a face-to-face direction, Rich offers spiritual direction by phone and/or video conferencing. To arrange for an introductory conversation, please email Rich 

About the spiritual direction relationship. . .

All work is one-to-one. All work is confidential. In Rich’s practice spiritual direction is not about “solving problems” but about finding patterns of God’s movement, grace, and willing in your life’s circumstances.

What you can expect . . .

• Unconditional welcome and respect for who you are and where you are in your life;
• Permission to be yourself – unadorned, honest, striving for clarity and meaning;
• Encouragement and insight, in an unrushed and prayerful environment.

How to prepare . . .

• Prayerfully reflect, a day or two before your session, on what God would have you notice about your life, what you are working on, challenges you are facing;
• Notice what Scripture passages speak to your heart or imagination at this time;
• Make note of the concerns you want to bring to the session;
• Be prepared. Sessions last one hour, so consider in advance how you want to use that time. And be prepared, too, for the movement of the Holy Spirit.

How the session flows . . .

• At the start, you will be given time to calm from the noise of the day.
• Rich will invite you to share a meaningful passage from Scripture or some other meaningful text.
• Silence follows until you are ready to lead or request the opening prayer.
• Rich will ask you what you would like to discuss during the session.

Customary offering . . .

$50 per session, or what your means allow.

Email Rich, for more information, and to discern whether spiritual direction is right for your needs.