Compassion. Encouragement. Challenge.
"Chris cares for me in a way that is sensitive to the Spirit of God. Her gentle questions give me direction and confidence to walk into spaces of raw vulnerability. She creates a place of complete safety and love; a place I can step into with my full and honest self to meet with Jesus." - Courtney
Why home? Because our true homes are the places where we can show up as we are. For many of us, that might seem like an impossible dream. Would anyone want to know the real me? Do I want to? Does God?
Living the truth in love is a declaration of hope that we can face the whole truth about ourselves – our questions, our dreams, our losses, our triumphs and our failures –and discover not just acceptance but the very face of Christ.
By living the truth in love, together, we can discover who we are created to be in Christ. And when we do that, we can live lives of purpose and joy to help build the Kingdom of God.
Hi! I'm Chris.
Here are a few things to know about me...
I see life as a spiritual adventure.
Beware of trusting a spiritual companion who thinks she or he has arrived. I haven't. Along my continuing journey, I pray. I belong to a Catholic parish and receive the sacraments. I have a spiritual director. I meet regularly with a small group of other Christian women for prayer and mutual support. I study. I struggle. I triumph. I fail. I persevere.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion,devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love. - 2 Peter 1:5-7
I trust that you and I can navigate our emotional pain and live with joy and purpose.
I used to be afraid of suffering, mine and others'. Over years I have accompanied and been accompanied by women and men who have overcome. Despite the consequences of their sin and others', loss and trauma, their stories testify to the reality of resurrection life. My parents' divorce, my mother's early death, my own bout with a serious illness – along with the various ordinary challenges of life and love, marriage and parenting – have been for me the unexpected path to discovering deep joy and purpose.
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. - Romans 5:3-5
I'm prepared to serve.
In 2014 I graduated from the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program through the Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I have served as the Director of Adult Formation and Christian Initiation for a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Denver.
I have worked extensively as a volunteer leader with Women’s Walk with Christ, an international, inter-denominational ministry for Christian women whose mission is “Walking with women in their healing and transformation in Christ."
I am a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing. I receive regular spiritual direction and participate in a peer supervision group. I adhere to the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct established by Spiritual Directors International.
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them. - Ephesians 2:20