Welcome to my site!
I’m a spiritual director, trained in the Ignatian tradition, and have engaged in one-on-one, small group, and large group spiritual direction and retreat work for the past fifteen years. I am also a Presbyterian pastor, and have served Presbyterian, Methodist-Presbyterian, and Lutheran Congregations. I’ve taught in the Religious Studies Department of a local university, and have done advocacy and educational work in mental health.
How did all of this come about?
I was an active member of Methodist and then Presbyterian congregations when, nearly twenty years ago, I stumbled onto The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I completed the year-long Exercises with one of the great Jesuit masters of spiritual direction, an experience so profound that it led me to seminary and to a training program for spiritual directors. I was certified as a Spiritual Director by the Ignatian Spirituality Institute in Cleveland OH, completed my M.Div. at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and was ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In previous lives I have been an educator — middle school through college levels — and an attorney, specifically in the area of family law. My husband and I have been married for a very long time, and are the parents of three children.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- College Degree in English and American Literature
- Law Degree
- Certificate in Spiritual Direction
- Clinical Pastoral Education
- Master of Divinity
- Interim/Transitional Ministry Training
- Training in Soul Shop (Suicide Prevention for Congregations) ASIST (Suicide Prevention Training), Mental Health 1st Aid
- In Process: Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care
Robin, I’m so delighted to know that you are blogging again. That’s how I found you a few years ago! Blessings on this venture.
I’m glad you found me here!
You are a soul continuing to morph into all God has designed you to be. I am so proud of the fierceness in which you live…hungry. I see you always turning over all stones…just to see. Looking for the “more”. You go girl. Glad to share this road of life with you.
Could not have done it without you ladies!
I’m humbled to know you, Robin, as a friend over many years and delight in reading your thoughts, priorities, and spiritual mentorship~
Glad you are here, Wendy!