Heather is a lifelong seminarian and seeker of those moments that thin the veil. She holds a undergraduate degree in psychology, a Master’s in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Seminary, and she is wrapping up a certificate program in Spiritual Direction. In the vein of “everything is spiritual”, Heather is also a preschool director and teacher. Her approach to early childhood is the same approach she takes in spiritual direction- that all persons carry the image and the wisdom of God within, and that our intimacy with God can grow when we are encouraged to approach spirituality with curiosity and wonder. Heather finds her deepest connection with Creator God in nature and in the presence of children and animals. Her call to spiritual direction lives in her desire for all God’s children to know and trust in their belovedness. Heather has a heart for equity, and she has found a niche in working with the LGBTQ community and all seekers of Love who have been told that something about their essence did not belong. In spiritual direction sessions she delights in helping people learn to trust the voice of God within that says we never have to betray who we are in order to be loved and cherished by God.
When she is not teaching or directing, you can find Heather writing for Cascade Portland’s church newsletter, playing with her two kids, hiking with her dogs, or going on concert dates with her husband. She is a fan of trying as many new restaurants as possible, trips to the coast, long Sunday outdoor runs, and a good book. Oh, and dogs. All the dogs.