Spiritual direction is a relatively new practice in Presbyterian Churches so many people do not know the benefits it offers. A spiritual director (or spiritual friend, companion) is not a spiritual super-hero, but rather a person who is also walking their own spiritual journey and learning along the way.
Spiritual directors have been trained to offer a non-judgmental presence to people who are also on the journey to a deeper relationship with God. Directors listen and ask questions to help their directee explore where they are experiencing God’s presence and how they can become aware of the Spirit’s movement in their lives.
The crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic had brought unexpected isolation, fears, and stresses to our lives. These conditions are also ripe for spiritual questioning and unsettledness. Spiritual direction can be a helpful way to deal with these things.
The Spiritual Leader Development Commission has assembled a group of spiritual directors in our presbytery who are willing to offer their service by phone, Facetime, or Zoom. The calls are offered to you free of charge. All conversations are held in strict confidence.
If you sense that this kind of conversation would be helpful to you at this time, please contact one of our spiritual directors to schedule a conversation:
Lisa Beacham (elder, Govans, Chair of Commission on Reconciliation)
Available weekdays, 10-7
Rev. Tom Harris (pastor of Govans)
Available Wednesdays and Thursdays
Rev. Brett Morgan (honorably retired)
Available afternoons (except Tuesday) and evenings, 7-8
Mari Quint (elder at Second)
Available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10-2 (exceptions can be made)
Rev. Dr. Roger Rice (honorably retired)
Contact for availability
Debbie Schmidt (Associate for Spiritual Leader Development, Presbytery)