Michael envisages spiritual direction as two friends on a pilgrimage traversing the mountains and valleys of life. As they journey together the directee experiences an ever-deepening awareness of God’s abiding presence and love.
Michael’s approach to direction balances the rich mysticism of Carmelite spirituality with the practical discernment of Ignatian spirituality. Michael believes that if we are brave enough to examine our biggest fears and doubts and explore our deepest desires we discover that God is love.
Michael is the Director of the Martin Institute’s Cultura Fellowship at Westmont College and a Research Fellow for the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, UK. He holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Nottingham, UK and is certified as a Spiritual Director through the Anglican Diocese in New England.
Michael likes to work with his hands and thinks of himself as somewhat of handyman. He enjoys being outside and experiencing God in nature; a passion he shares with his wife, Sara, and their little dog, “Sunny.”