Dianna is a certified Spiritual Director through the Anglican Diocese of New England. She is also certified in Inner Healing Prayer through the Institute for Christian Ministries, Seattle.
She offers Spiritual Direction and Healing Prayer for individuals, couples, and groups. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Here is what Dianna says about what Spiritual Direction means to her.
I consider it my humble privilege and joy to be a companion and friend of those who are asking questions like:
“What is God up to in my life?”
“How do I make sense of my life circumstances in view of Jesus’ love and grace?”
“How do I discern wisdom of the Spirit of Christ for my decisions?”
“How is God calling me to bring God’s mercy and justice where I live and serve?”
When I participate in Spiritual Direction, I experience it as a “holy conversation.” It is a time set apart from any other time in which we are attentive to God. The Holy Spirit enables us to discern and receive God’s renewing grace. Through our speaking and our listening, we co-discern how Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is attending to us with God’s love, forgiveness, acceptance, healing, and wisdom. We close our time with a measure of assurance that this has been a sacred space in which we have been met by God and lead by the Spirit.
Dianna is a Co-founder, Spiritual Director, and Program Director for Renewal Ministries Northwest. In addition to Spiritual Direction, she leads guided prayer retreats for individuals, congregations, and other groups. She is gifted in leading Christian leaders and congregations through group spiritual discernment. She is well-versed in Ignatian and Benedictine Spirituality. She has led groups through Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and Rules for Discernment and other spiritual practices from the monastic tradition.
She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., a Master of Social Work (specialized in Counseling) from the University of Washington and a Liberal Arts Degree from Spring Arbor College in Michigan. She served in pastoral ministry at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Currently, she serves in a pastoral role as a Parish Associate at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek.
Early in her vocational life, she worked 15 years in higher education as a counselor and had a private counseling practice for 5 years. Dianna’s interests are music, traveling, co-leading spiritual pilgrimages, hiking, football, time with her “Yorkie” and loved ones.