Why live well?

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

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.

Spiritual Direction

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.

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?

Healthy Leaders Team

The new Healthy Leaders team is committed to enriching and supporting wholeness in the lives of our synod leaders, both rostered and lay. We are strongest when we have balanced health in all areas of life. Achieving and maintaining health in all the areas of the Wholeness Wheel is a life-long process and commitment.  Let's help each other do it—we are better together.

Healthy Leaders Team
Diane Calfas
Andrea M. West, R.N., Ph.D. 
Rev. Karen Davis Thompson 
Rev. Kris Trahnstrom
Rev. Kent Mueller