Anna serves with Soul Shepherding as a Spiritual Director and Soul Friend. Her passion is journeying with those who seek a deeper, more intimate relationship with God as well as those who are currently struggling in their faith.
She has served for almost 20 years in a variety of volunteer ministries including leading bible studies and women’s retreats. She has walked the path of grief with others as a Stephens minister, trained in lay counseling. She completed the Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction certification training. Anna works in the Veterinary Field as well. She finds that being a caring listener is just as important there as it is in being a Spiritual Director.
Anna was introduced to Soul Shepherding as she was coming out the other side of a difficult season of transition in her own life. She had experienced burnout in her faith and personal heartache. During that season, she experienced God’s love and healing through the empathy and compassion of others as well as through scripture, conversational prayer with God, and the healing of old emotional wounds. She was seeking somewhere she could serve others with the same grace she had received. Soul Shepherding’s teaching that mental, emotional, and spiritual health are all interconnected resonated with her. The tools she received in her training to assist others in becoming aware of Holy Spirit’s presence in their day-to-day lives are valuable.
Anna currently lives in Orange County, California, though she often finds her heart and some of her time in Florida, where she has family She enjoys bike riding and searching for sea glass when the tide is out at the beach. She is blessed with two wonderful grown children.