Ann is a 2019 graduate of the Journey Center’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program. A teacher by vocation, she has worked in the public school system as well as in youth groups, ESL and adult literacy programs. She has recently changed professional lanes and is currently working as a church Finance Coordinator.
She and her husband have lived in Santa Rosa since 2000 and have two kids, a daughter in high school and a son in college. Deeply invested in her community, Ann is drawn to service and expanding her spiritual experiences, which was how she first encountered the Journey Center seven years ago. The Journey Center has been a place of both refuge and intense stretching of her understanding and experience of Spirit. Ann is especially drawn to living into the tension of contemplative activism, the Enneagram, and the healthy integration of body, mind and spirit. Spiritual direction has been life-changing for her, and she finds joy in being able to provide a sacred space for other seekers.
Ann is a foodie and baker, values hospitality, and is convinced that the best conversations take place around a candlelit table over a simple meal and wine. When not at work, she might be found doing yoga, baking, reading, journaling, wandering in a bookstore, meeting a friend at a coffee shop, visiting an art museum, trying out a new restaurant or listening to a podcast.