Trained at Sustainable Faith
over 4 years of spiritual direction experience
Joan’s mission is to create spaces to help people “connect the dots” on their spiritual journey and find God’s story in the midst of their everyday lives. She loves walking alongside others as they grow in Christ. Joan received her certificate in spiritual direction from a 2 year program at Sustainable Faith. Joan has been a member of Willow Creek Community Church for over 20 years. She has been involved in leading and teaching in several ministries around topics including parenting, grief, gratitude, joy, life story, marriage, mentoring and stewardship. Joan is co-founder of a ministry called "Sacred" leading a rhythm of guided solitude retreats. Joan currently serves as Director of Facilitator Development for a ministry called oneLife Maps. She also currently teaches a weekly spiritual formation class at her church. Joan listens to men and women as a Spiritual Director and received her certificate from Sustainable Faith led by David Nixon.
Joan is a farm girl at heart and grew up in central Illinois. She is a graduate of University of Illinois in General Engineering, and worked as a consultant in the manufacturing/food industry for a large consulting practice before starting her own consulting business. Joan and her husband John have four children and live in Palatine. She loves reading a good book, flying down a hill on her bike, a walk in God’s creation or a lively conversation around the dinner table with her kids and husband.
You can contact Joan via the information above or through our easy to use contact form. Joan would love to hear from you and warmly welcomes all inquiries and appointment requests.