Amanda's passion is to create the space where each person can listen deeply the Wisdom Within. As life continually unfolds, it is so important to have others to walk alongside us. Founder of Pathways of Grace, Amanda has experience as a spiritual director, life coach feng shui practitioner, pastor, hospice chaplain, writer and artist.
With her group work and retreats, she emphasizes the gift of community; that in being present to one another, no matter what the similarities or differences might be, we are all connected. Amanda loves to work with boards, session and other leadership groups to help them find connection and focus in the practicalities of their work.
She is co-director of Explore and Connect with God spiritual direction training and Living From Your Heart training and Director of the Supervision of Spiritual Directors training at Pathways of Grace. She has led many contemplative workshops and retreats and is adjunct faculty at the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction as well as other spiritual direction schools.
Amanda has been practicing spiritual direction for over 22 years. With individuals, she walks through the transitions in one's life using spiritual direction and feng shui allow each person their own unique way to pay attention to the gift of God/Divine in the midst of all circumstances. She truly believes that the transitions of life help teach us that life can change and in amazing ways - beyond what one could ever imagine. Her style is intuitive, meeting each person where they are, allowing space to hear the Wisdom within their own hearts. In this process various prayer practices, spiritual practices or discernment tools may be used. Amanda often encourages using creativity in one's spiritual journey. Her training includes Spiritual Direction, Individual Supervision with Spiritual Directors, the Ignatian Exercises, Benedictine Spirituality, Meditation, Feng Shui and other Contemplative Practices. Confidentiality is very important and will be discussed on the first visit. She follows a specific Code of Ethics in every area of her practice.
Amanda is also a writer and an artist. She enjoys creating art that brings the Spirit and whimsy together with "The Love of Grace Pet Icons", and other forms of art. She is committed to living a simple life with intention toward where the Divine is leading. She is the mother of an amazing adult daughter, grandmother to beautiful Alice, and blessed owner of her Boston Terrier, Grace.