As a Christian Spiritual Director, I offer prayerful companionship as you share your story, listening deeply to the whispers of God already echoing in your life.
If you are going through a life change or loss, struggle in your spiritual walk, or find your daily life marked by fear, shame, or a lack of self-confidence, please reach out and allow me to come alongside you. Together we will tune into God’s presence and reach for what He is inviting you to, whether it is discerning His guidance and wisdom, entering a process of replacing lies with the freeing truths of God’s Word, finding comfort in grief, embracing an increased sense of God’s love for you, establishing spiritual disciplines or healthy choices, or simply slowing down and experiencing His soul-refreshing presence.
Abundant life with Christ is our ultimate promise! (John 10:10b)
My Goal as a Spiritual Director
My ultimate goal for our time together is for your relationship with God to be deepened and for your soul to be refreshed. I also pray that through our sessions, you will gain clarity around any issues that you’re facing, grow in understanding of who you are created to be, enjoy an increased sense of freedom, and find support and comfort if you’re going through a difficult season.
What I Offer in Christian Spiritual Direction and Care Support
I offer a space where you can slow down and get away from the noise of life to “be” with God.
I offer prayerful companionship as we tune into God’s presence and invitations in your life, discerning His guidance and seeking comfort, wisdom, transformation, truth, hope, and freedom rooted in God’s Word and guided by His Spirit.
We will generally start our sessions acknowledging and inviting the presence of God through prayer, after which we will address any issues on your heart for our time together. If desired, we can also explore various spiritual disciplines that can help grow a connection with the Lord in deeper, more tangible ways.
My Approach to Spiritual Direction and Care
As a trained Christian Spiritual Director, I operate from the foundation of the truth of God’s Word along with my faith and relationship with Christ. I believe God to be present and active in our day-to-day life and I regard people as uniquely created and equipped by God (Ephesians 2:10, Romans 12:4-8). I look forward to helping you discover a deeper sense of His presence in your daily life and a greater understanding of who you are created to be in Him as well as the authority you possess in Christ. I have a high view of Scripture and believe that God’s truth can set us free (John 8:31-32). Together we will seek to hear the voice of our Good Shepherd so we can follow wholeheartedly after Him.
I hold a B.A. in Biblical Studies through the University of the Nations, Kona, HI. After graduating I was invited to teach for two years at a full-time Biblical Studies program with Youth With a Mission. I have also completed a two-year training program in Spiritual Direction with Dr. Kathy Bence, who holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation. This comprehensive program included Ignatian spirituality, psychological training, group and peer spiritual direction, supervision, and lots of hands-on practice.
I received a certificate from the Association of Christian Character Development Breakthrough Training, Discovery Training, and One Accord. I have served as a team member on numerous breakthrough trainings, helping participants get clear on what was getting in the way of them moving forward in life. I also have training and certificates related to domestic violence advocacy, pre-marital ministry, and healing prayer.
My Call to Spiritual Direction and Care
Ever since encountering the presence of God in my late teens and entering into a relationship with Christ, I’ve been on my own journey to embrace truth and wholeness and to shed hindrances like fear and shame. My relationship with God led me to pursue a degree in Biblical Studies, serve in various ministries including immersive cross-cultural settings, and most recently leading retreats and facilitating space for people to slow down and be refreshed by God’s presence through worship, prayer, His Word, and His Spirit.
More About Me/On a Personal Note
My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years, and we are blessed with two wonderful children. Our life together has taken us on mission adventures around the world during the first decade of our marriage, then settling down and growing a family and a business together during the second decade.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and only recently, after more than 20 years, became a naturalized U.S. citizen. I love growing veggies with my kids and skiing with my family. Having grown up in a country void of mountains, I still, after two decades, point out the snow-capped mountains in awe of God’s creation.
My life is marked by various events, not the least of them the unexpected sickbed then passing of my mom when I was in my early twenties. Grieving such a significant loss with the Holy Spirit as my Comforter has had a deep impact on my spiritual life. I have also had to navigate significant cultural and inter-personal differences while integrating into a new culture and, upon marriage, into a new family.
Areas of Expertise/Specialties
- Spiritual Development
- Grief and Loss
- Personal Development
- Women’s Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Abandonment and Neglect
- Fluent in both English and Dutch
Sessions: I offer 53-minute sessions. Sessions can be held more than once per week, weekly, or every other week. Scheduling options are discussed in greater detail during your Risk-Free Initial Session.
Availability (by office location):
- Bothell – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fees: I offer a Risk-Free Initial Session for Individuals looking to pursue Christian Spiritual Direction with me. Please note that there is a fee for the Risk-Free Initial Session, but if you choose not to reschedule and continue with my services after the initial session the entire fee for the session will be waived. For ongoing Christian Spiritual Direction the full fee per session is required at the time of service.
Receipts/Statements: In the event you require a printed or digital receipt, I will provide receipts for personal use.
Payment options: Cash, Check, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express). A fee of up to 3.7% plus $0.15 per transaction will be added for credit card payments.