Laurie connects to God, herself and others by listening, listening for the person beneath the words. As a spiritual director she likes to create invitations to awakening for those searching to experience themselves in relationship to the Holy One. One of her favorite creative endeavors is planning experiences like these with other spiritual directors. She leads Centering Prayer in Sebastopol and facilitates various contemplative group direction experiences and retreats through the Journey Center and elsewhere.
A musician and hiker, she notices the Creator through being in creation and often expresses this relationship through her voice or playing an instrument. She loves to create contemplative space through her music.
She teaches voice and harp in her music studio in Sebastopol and most enjoys using music to create a healing environment for others. Her listening skills inform her life and work.