Offering Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

Meet Fran

I have over 30 years of experience in cross-cultural ministry and organizational leadership in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

As a Spiritual Director my intent and practice is to help you attend to the presence and activity of God in your life and to grow in healthy self-awareness of the ways you respond to God.

I am a spiritual director, and a soul friend, in the Christian tradition. I live in Oceanside, California, and I welcome anyone anywhere in the world who can connect with me over the internet.

What is spiritual direction?

In spiritual direction we attend to God’s presence and activity in our daily lives.

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In the years of receiving spiritual direction, I have come to recognize God’s daily active presence and hear God’s voice in ways that helped me:

  • Discern how to make better life choices
  • Learn and cultivate meaningful prayer practices
  • Rediscover Scripture meditation that engages my heart, body and mind
  • Hang on in dark times when God and his rewards seem absent
  • Get unstuck from unhelpful beliefs
  • Be free to follow Jesus in acts of service more in alignment with who I am

As a spiritual director it is my turn to offer you this same life changing experience. 

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Is Spiritual Direction For Me?

You may want spiritual direction if you 
  • desire to go deeper in your relationship with God
  • give out continually to help others and yet you find no one is looking out for you
  • feel stuck and are spiritually dry
  • need discernment for decision making
  • long to finish life well
  • desire to move towards simplicity, rest, inner freedom, and a sustainable rhythm of life
  • want to grow in prayer and other spiritual formation practices
In a series of private conversations that are tailored to your unique and current needs, you will 
  •  see God’s present activity in your life in new ways
  • grow in inner freedomfrom the things hindering your growth
  • learn how to still your souland be at rest in the midst of life’s demands
  • engage in valuable spiritual practices that nourish you
  • experience grace touching the deep needs of your heart
  • gain new insights and endurance to travel through a dark time
  • experience God’s love healing wounds which remain from your past

 

Testimonials

  • Doing spiritual direction with Fran has been a gift. I have been doing spiritual direction with her since late 2013 and it would not be overstating things to say that our meetings have helped restore me to sanity. Fran is patient and understanding and a great model for how I would like to be as I grow in spiritual maturity. I think the most helpful things about my Spiritual Direction sessions have been learning how to incorporate spiritual practices into the hustle and bustle of my daily life. I’ll never forget about how Fran taught me about simple “breath prayers” and I do them while I’m in the car, while I’m walking, really anywhere that I get a chance to remember that God is with me! Fran also asks great probing questions that help me to think of things in my life in a new way, and though I am usually uncomfortable with silences, I think having the opportunity to sit still in our sessions has been a revealing experience for me. I am so appreciative of Fran and her gifts as a Spiritual Director.  ~ Hannah 

  • When I started spiritual direction with Fran via Skype six months ago, her warm and friendly manner put me immediately at ease.  She is genuinely interested in me and my experience of God, and she gently encourages me to press in to Him in the ways that I experience Him, which for me is often through images, drawing, and writing.  While she lets me do most of the talking, when she does speak, she is giving out of the riches of her own life experiences, extensive reading and study, and especially of her passionate relationship with Christ.  Her questions, which flow so naturally, propel me to dig deep, to think differently, and to continue pondering long after the session has ended.  ~ Celeste

  • Fran helps me process and articulate thoughts I’ve struggled to give words to; and honours those things that just can’t be put into words.I greatly appreciate her deep grounding in and ability to offer both Scripture and a wide range of spiritual formation resources when appropriate. I come away not so much with truths or how-to’s but with a sense of God being near and that all is and will be well. She encourages patience with the process…not always easy for me. Quite honestly, what’s been the best has been the relief that I’m not alone, crazy or on some slippery slope, as so much is shifting in my priorities, passions, and beliefs. Fran is a fellow journeyer who can offer both companionship and hope.  ~ Ruth

  • I appreciate Fran’s ministry.  I’ve not known what to expect each time and then have been very encouraged. I thank God for this season that she’s come alongside to seek God with me and help me process my many thoughts. It is astounding to realize how much more glory I am able to give to God by recognizing him and his work better. I appreciate the idea of breath prayers too. God has turned my concern from how I’m experiencing him to how he is experiencing me. Thank you! ~ Carolyn

Testimonials

  • Doing spiritual direction with Fran has been a gift. I have been doing spiritual direction with her since late 2013 and it would not be overstating things to say that our meetings have helped restore me to sanity. Fran is patient and understanding and a great model for how I would like to be as I grow in spiritual maturity. I think the most helpful things about my Spiritual Direction sessions have been learning how to incorporate spiritual practices into the hustle and bustle of my daily life. I’ll never forget about how Fran taught me about simple “breath prayers” and I do them while I’m in the car, while I’m walking, really anywhere that I get a chance to remember that God is with me! Fran also asks great probing questions that help me to think of things in my life in a new way, and though I am usually uncomfortable with silences, I think having the opportunity to sit still in our sessions has been a revealing experience for me. I am so appreciative of Fran and her gifts as a Spiritual Director.

    Hannah 

  • When I started spiritual direction with Fran via Skype six months ago, her warm and friendly manner put me immediately at ease.  She is genuinely interested in me and my experience of God, and she gently encourages me to press in to Him in the ways that I experience Him, which for me is often through images, drawing, and writing.  While she lets me do most of the talking, when she does speak, she is giving out of the riches of her own life experiences, extensive reading and study, and especially of her passionate relationship with Christ.  Her questions, which flow so naturally, propel me to dig deep, to think differently, and to continue pondering long after the session has ended.  ~ Celeste

  • Fran helps me process and articulate thoughts I’ve struggled to give words to; and honours those things that just can’t be put into words.I greatly appreciate her deep grounding in and ability to offer both Scripture and a wide range of spiritual formation resources when appropriate. I come away not so much with truths or how-to’s but with a sense of God being near and that all is and will be well. She encourages patience with the process…not always easy for me. Quite honestly, what’s been the best has been the relief that I’m not alone, crazy or on some slippery slope, as so much is shifting in my priorities, passions, and beliefs. Fran is a fellow journeyer who can offer both companionship and hope.  ~ Ruth

  • I appreciate Fran’s ministry.  I’ve not known what to expect each time and then have been very encouraged. I thank God for this season that she’s come alongside to seek God with me and help me process my many thoughts. It is astounding to realize how much more glory I am able to give to God by recognizing him and his work better. I appreciate the idea of breath prayers too. God has turned my concern from how I’m experiencing him to how he is experiencing me. Thank you! ~ Carolyn