Prior to moving to Mt. Juliet (near Nashville, TN) in 2008, Kasey (she/her) spent five years in Washington where she earned a Masters of Divinity and Certificate in Spiritual Direction at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She grew up in Ohio and was a youth pastor in the United Methodist Church for five years in Missouri before heading to the Seattle-area.
Being drawn to Spiritual Direction began after finding herself in the middle of burnout in a growing ministry. While God’s invitation had been there for a long time, it was during a week at a contemplative retreat for youth pastors she became passionate about Spiritual Direction and its practices. Realizing she had spent way too many hours “doing” things for and in the name of God and not much time simply “being” with God, she was excited to find a seminary that offered a 2-year Certificate in Spiritual Direction in addition to the MDiv.
She continues to learn much about offering hospitality for the soul from her own Spiritual Director, Sister Maria Edwards at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Hendersonville, TN and her Spiritual Direction Supervisor, Sister Mary Rose Bumpus of the South Central Community Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy in Belmont, North Carolina.
From pastors to physicists, stay-at-home parents to school teachers, religious to nonreligious, Kasey helps others discover the Wisdom within as they get in touch with God and their Authentic Self.
Besides Spiritual Direction, she also offers retreats and classes and is a Level III Reiki Therapist. Currently, she is putting together an online Wisdom-based Spiritual Direction Certification program, the first cohort beginning fall 2021.
Kasey is married to Russ, and they are parents to daughter, Lainey, and son, Alex. She enjoys a cup of tea, reading, juggling, baking, taking art lessons, a walk through the woods, and quiet mornings with her Russian Blue cat, Birdie, on her lap.
What I hope
To offer people time away from the noise of life to “be” with God and better discern the Holy Spirit’s presence and invitations in their lives.
To companion those who are exploring their beliefs, seeking ways of wisdom, and desiring transformation, even if it takes them outside of their traditional understandings.
To help pastors care for their own souls as they seek to care for the souls in their congregations.
To see individuals and communities experience healing and wholeness.
Who I endorse
Contemplative practice offers us new eyes to see the world. Someone's struggle or a need once hidden in our flurry of activity becomes clear. Inevitably we're called to not only notice but make a difference, for out of silence comes the creative and life-giving words & actions our world needs.
These are international and local organizations making a huge difference in the world as they combine contemplative practice and action: