I want to hear from God.
A Ministry of Encouragement and Care
- Are you struggling with grief, depression, or wounds from the past?
- Are you seeking God’s guidance on an important decision you need to make?
- Do you want to explore your relationship with God and discover how you connect with Him?
It is my desire to sit with you in the places where you have questions. To hold a sacred space for you. To pray for you. To listen to God with you. To reflect with you.
I do this through a practice called spiritual direction.
Simply put, spiritual direction is the practice of listening to God together. It’s becoming more aware of His presence and movement in your life.
And friend, let me assure you that God is present and active in your life–even when you are hurting.
I invite you to read through the frequently asked questions below (or listen to episode 25 of the podcast) to determine if spiritual direction might be helpful to you during this season of your life. If so, you can schedule a Spiritual Direction Discernment Call to get started.
Who do you work with?
Though all Christian women are welcome, I have a special heart for those who are hurting in some way and are seeking God in the midst of their pain. I also love to work with women who want to discover how God speaks to them and how He is moving in their lives.
What happens during a spiritual direction session?
It depends on what you need, but generally, there will be a time of silence as we begin and then a time for me to prayerfully listen to whatever you are bringing before God. I will offer you some observations and ask some questions for further pondering and prayer.
We also might try a spiritual practice together, one that you will be able to continue doing on your own in between sessions.
Many bonus episodes of the Let’s Encourage One Another podcast share spiritual practices that might be used in direction. You are invited to listen to those as a small taste of what spiritual direction might be like.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the session?
Generally, there is a question or issue that you are bringing before God. A desire to hear Him more clearly. A longing to work through hurt or pain. A decision that you need to make. Other than that, bring whatever would be helpful to you. For example, a candle, paper and pen, sketchbook, etc. The most important thing is that you bring your self, ready and willing to meet with God.
How often do we meet?
Many individuals meet with their spiritual director once a month. However, you may choose to meet more or less often, depending on your desire and need. Sessions are 45 minutes long and take place via Zoom.
How much does spiritual direction cost?
There is an $80 fee for each 45-minute session, to be paid when you schedule. I dedicate this time to be fully present with you, listening to God with you, and often spend time before and after our session in prayer on your behalf.
Can I get support between sessions?
Absolutely. I would love to support you between sessions so that you can ask questions, share a specific prayer request with me, or have a short conversation to clarify or check in.
Voxer is a walkie-talkie app you can use on your cell phone or computer. It allows you to communicate with me in a confidential space, either through speaking (great for verbal processors) or writing (great for more introverted women). It has a free version that works great for our purposes.
There is a $60 fee per month for this additional support. It starts the day of your spiritual direction session and runs for 28 days following. I will respond in a timely manner (as I recognize that there will be times I cannot answer right away, at least not in-depth). If I discern that you would be better served through another spiritual direction session, rather than messaging back and forth, I will encourage you to schedule one.
What if I find myself more of a writer than a talker? Does spiritual direction still work?
While spiritual direction is typically done in a one-on-one setting in person or over a video call, I understand how writing can sometimes work better than talking. In fact, this is one thing I researched both in my undergrad studies and in my coaching program! And it’s something I experienced myself. I often found I didn’t have the words to share in person, but if I could write them out, the words found me instead.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods: one-on-one and writing. We’ll just have to discern what might work best for you.
If you feel drawn to writing back and forth instead of meeting one-on-one, I invite you to schedule a Discernment Call and let me know. I am happy to explore what a “writing style” spiritual direction relationship would look like for you and set that up.
Hi, I’m Kari.
I have found spiritual direction to be a great help to me in that I have someone to simply sit with me in the silence, to prayerfully listen to what was stirring in my heart, and not to have any specific agenda we were working toward.
We were just… together. In God’s presence. Seeking Him.
I felt supported. I felt noticed. I felt cared for. And I want to do the same for you.
Training & Certifications
- Minor in Biblical Studies, Grace College
- Professional Coach Certification, International Coach Academy
- Walking Through the Narrow Gate spiritual formation program, Victory Noll
- Spiritual Direction with Children, Companioning Center
- Certified Painted Prayers Instructor
- Gospel-Centered Soul Care
- The Benedictine Vows of Stability, Fidelity, and Obedience
- Using Play & Art to Connect with God
Is God inviting you to commit an extended period of time to come close to Him?
Imagine dedicating an entire year to learning to hear God’s voice, working through past hurts, or exploring spiritual practices that draw you closer to Him.
- Monthly spiritual direction sessions
- Personal support in between sessions
- Tools to use for personal prayer and reflection
We’ll both commit to a year of listening to God together. Of seeking Him. Of pursuing Him. Of being pursued by Him.
Get one year of spiritual direction for $1,500 (more than 10% savings). You can start anytime.