About Patti

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My greatest joy is providing a space where I can witness Jesus meeting others exactly where they are and leading them into deeper intimacy with Him and all of the beautiful gifts that entails.  

My style is warm, relational, and gentle and influenced by Ignatian Spirituality, the Enneagram, and Healing Prayer. I am also currently being trained in trauma care through the Allender Center.

 

I grew up in a Christian home and attended Calvary University in Kansas City where I received a B.S. in Theology and Biblical Counseling. I spent a lot of my adult life asleep to my own gifts, passions, and calling, instead seeing my role as helping my husband and children live into their God-given callings. In my early 40's, I found myself in a place where my theological box that contained "God" wasn't big enough or strong enough to handle my current life circumstances or the trauma that had been compounding for 40 years.

 

In a place of complete desperation, I cried out to God. He met me in the most personal and tender ways. He eventually led me to complete a two-year Advanced Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction cohort program through Moody Bible Institute. This was a time of deep healing and transformation where God also revealed to me "where my deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." (Frederick Buechner)

 

I have lived on several continents and in several countries and states. I currently reside in Lincoln, Nebraska with my husband of 26 years and our 15-year-old son. We live minutes from our daughter and son-in-law and our first granddaughter who was born in June!

 

I love to be in the same room with my directees, but I also offer Zoom sessions if you don’t live in Lincoln, Nebraska, or if you feel safer not meeting in person because of the pandemic.