A journey together in discovering how we hear God's voice

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

-African Proverb

“Spiritual direction involves a process through which one person helps another person understand what God is doing and saying.”
- Richard Foster

Many people ask, what exactly is Spiritual Direction? In its simplest form, it is the ministry of companionship and listening. Where a spiritual director walks with another person in their journey of faith while listening and noticing God’s presence at work in their everyday life. Spiritual directors are trained listeners who hold space for someone or a group to listen to God and notice what is going on in their souls.

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"…keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly”

-Matthew 11:28-30

Hi, my name is
Mary Charles.

I have a heart for helping people pause in the fast-paced world we live in to be heard, quiet the noise, and most importantly, deepen their relationship with Jesus.

My journey began with a mentor who was a trained spiritual director. We would meet up for coffee once a month, and she would ask intentional questions about my life and faith. My life was forever changed by the way she ‘listened’ rather than the way she spoke. I knew then that I wanted to give that same gift to others as she had given to me.

Some examples of questions that people have brought into Spiritual Direction sessions are: 

  • I am so tired, what does it look like to find rest in God?
  • Why do I feel disconnected from God? 
  • What does intimacy with Jesus really look like? 
  • How do I make sense of my relationship with God in light of everyday experiences?
  • I don’t want to give up on my faith but it feels impossible to overcome the cynicism.  

I am here to gently and carefully accompany you along your spiritual path with whatever questions you would like to offer to Jesus together.

Education & Training

  • Certification: Lipscomb's two-year Spiritual Direction training program in Ignatian Spirituality 
  • M.A., Theology & Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration on Youth, Family, and Culture

Training & Experience

Fuller
Lipscomb
Pepperdine

Testimonials

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I loved my time with Mary Charles! It was a place to find stillness, to observe where God has been present in my week, to listen to what he is saying, and to do all of these things in community.

- Kegan S.

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Mary Charles became my lifeline to slow down and connect with the presence of God. This transformed my prayers and daily rhythms, allowing me to experience more peace than ever.

- Courtney L.

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Meeting with Mary Charles provided a safe space to talk openly and see the work of God in my life. The experience felt like a mini weekly retreat for myself!

- Mary E.

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