Jeannie has worked as a spiritual director since 2005. She provides individual and group spiritual direction, as well as facilitating contemplative retreats. Jeannie is a founding member of the San Diego Spiritual Directors Association and provided co-leadership to this peer led professional association for three years. Jeannie was a member of the Youth Specialties Spiritual Formation Board and helped plan and provide spiritual direction and formation opportunities for Youth Specialties Staff and the participants in its national conventions. She is also a published author in the area of spiritual formation.
Jeannie’s training includes completing a two-year spiritual direction certification program through Christian Formation and Direction Ministries. She has also completed a three-year certification training in Somatic Experiencing (an approach to healing unresolved stress and trauma). Jeannie has her master’s degree in clinical psychology and is working toward her licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. While spiritual direction does not always directly pull from all of her training, her orientation to spiritual direction is colored by her education, and she tends toward an integrative approach to health and healing.
Jeannie works as a family therapist in a local community agency and provides spiritual direction from her home office in La Mesa. She lives with her husband of 28 years and her two teenage children.