Contemplative Teaching

Alongside my work in spiritual direction and retreat facilitation, over the years I’ve also grown into various teaching roles. This has come as something of a surprise to me, and it’s been an (ongoing) journey of inner growth to acknowledge what I have to offer in this area, while growing in experience and the ability to facilitate learning for others.

My initial experience came teaching English as a Foreign Language in England, and then in 2008 I began teaching at St. Stephen’s University (SSU), NB, Canada – a small university that values community, experiential learning, travel study, and respect for deep questions of justice, identity, spirituality and purpose. Having taught in the liberal arts program for many years – mostly courses in language, culture and spirituality – I now facilitate the Contemplative Spiritual Formation element of the Theology and Culture graduate program at SSU. This program draws diverse, generous-hearted people who are hungry to learn and grow together, and it’s a joy to journey with them.

I’ve also come to enjoy offering the kind of teaching that happens in a talk or homily/sermon – another growth curve! In my role as part of the Leadership Collective of St. Croix Church, I sometimes give talks on Sunday morning. A few of these are linked below. 

To discuss my availability for contemplative teaching opportunities, please reach out using the Contact page.