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Spiritual Direction

RMS Spiritual Director List

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Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday. Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.


The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves their outlook on work and life while improving leadership skills. Coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.

Our Theological Conference speaker, Sarah Ciavarri is an ICF certified coach. Rocky Mountain Synod pastors Kim Gonia, Dana Peterson, and Sarah Moening are in the process of certification. Please contact Assistant to the Bishop Sarah Moening for more information.


Why live well?

Seeking to live well in mind, body and spirit is a personal journey, undertaken for personal reasons. 

"Do you live well?" or "Do you feel centered day to day?" or "Does your faith ground you in life?" 

Resilience is really at the core of being well, that capacity to handle what life throws at you, to take on challenges vigorously but not compulsively, to fit a health condition gracefully into your life — to be a healthy leader able to enhance the lives of others.

Small Steps

It doesn't take much to start living well. In fact, it starts with taking one small step. What's one small step you could take toward wellness? Did some small step make a difference in your life?



Ten Reasons to Live Well 
in the ELCA

To be a more effective leader for the sake
of the world

To role-model healthy behaviors for our children

To have a healthier relationship with God

To endure hardship with resilience and grace

To feel better in mind and body

To avoid lifestyle-related illness

To better steward gifts given by God

To age with strength and dignity

To lead my congregation toward wellness

To help decrease overall health care costs and increase mission dollars