For over many years, the ministry of spiritual direction has been the area of my first love. It is being present to another on the spiritual journey “of becoming” one’s fullest, graced self. It is offering spiritual companionship from the stance of genuine positive regard, empathetic understanding and compassionate, unconditional love. It is being fully present to another person, to listen with the ears of the heart to sacred longings, to affirm life-giving discoveries of spiritual insight and depth, and to celebrate realized gifts, callings and vocation. It is to name the presence of the sacred, open in discernment to Divine Mystery. It is the invitation to recognize the enhancement and transformation of one’s personhood in service to self, others and all that is holy in the context of our everyday life, in our world, and in the universe.
I am currently active as a spiritual director – Christian tradition – Anglican clergy – ecumenical in the ministry of spiritual direction. I offer:
o Traditional spiritual direction to individuals – people in daily life; seminary students; and clergy.
o Group Spiritual Direction to small groups.
o One-to-one supervision, and peer-supervision groups, with spiritual directors.
o Various small groups to seekers in spiritual listening, growth, formation, prayer practices and discernment
o Assistance in spiritual leadership development training.
My training includes:
o Master of Divinity
o Ontario Jubilee Program
o Master of Sacred Theology & Diploma in Spiritual Direction
o Courses in Supervision and Group Spiritual Direction
o Ontario Jubilee staff associate mentor 2012-2017
o Ontario Jubilee Circle of Discernment 2017
I am married with adult children and a Bernese dog
Diana is accepting new directees
Available to Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (Aurora, King City, Newmarket, Richmond Hill)