It is Gail’s passion to see people discover and live out a vibrant, power-filled and intimate walk with Christ in the midst of our very complex world. She finds deep satisfaction and joy in guiding and walking alongside men and women of all ages and backgrounds in their spiritual journey.
Gail has served in ministry in many capacities over the years. As a member of Willow Creek Community Church, she has mentored women and men, led small groups and coached leaders. She has taught classes on parenting, leadership, prayer and spiritual formation; as well as served on various ministry advisory boards, including ten years as an elder at Willow Creek. Gail has also spoken frequently at conferences and retreats on small group leadership, solitude, prayer, and spiritual formation. Presently she is the Co-founder of Sacred - a ministry providing guided solitude retreats for men, women, leaders, ministry teams and small groups. She also teaches a spiritual formation class and provides personal spiritual direction. She has received her Spiritual Direction certification from The School of Spiritual Direction through Sustainable Faith founded by David Nixon. She is also a facilitator for oneLife Maps, which is a life mapping curriculum which helps people recognize and respond to God in their story.
Gail has travelled broadly, growing up in Central and South America. She’s a graduate of Baylor University and holds a Master’s Degree from SMU in Dallas. Prior to moving to Illinois, she worked in the Dallas area as a speech pathologist and as a systems engineer for IBM. For enjoyment Gail likes long walks in creation, traveling abroad, experiencing new cultures, reading, and deep conversations with friends and family over a good meal. She and her husband reside in Dundee, Illinois and have two grown children.
You can contact Gail at the e-mail address above or through our contact form. Gail practices out of Algonquin, IL and would warmly welcome all inquiries.