Teaching & Preaching
Teaching and preaching have been integral parts of my ministry for over twenty years. I teach short term classes on a regular basis in my ministry settings; you can find upcoming classes on this page. I can also come to churches, schools, or other ministry settings to teach one day or multi-session classes on subjects such as the following:
Spiritual formation & spiritual disciplines for all age groups. I have taught parenting classes on faith formation. I have taught many classes on prayer, Sabbath, spiritual leadership, and living in rhythm to the Christian year.
I do classes on grief and gratitude.
I lead "Relate Strong" for individuals, couples, and staffs. I hold a certificate as a Relate Strong facilitator, a program of The Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University. I found Relate Strong to be a game changer for me personally and I highly recommend it. The program helps people to break cycles of pain and move to cycles of peace (https://boonecenter.pepperdine.edu/relatestrong/).
I do a wide array of classes on plants, gardens, and theology, weaving together my training in spiritual direction and horticultural therapy. I can do both practical application as well as theologically reflective classes for churches, schools, and non-profits in all things related to soul and soil.