How many times in your life have you realized it was better to let go of something–a job, a habit, or a person–rather than keeping it in your life? Release what no longer serves you. Make room for Spirit to work more freely and deeply in your life. Whether you pull your hands off the controls or take out the trash, you arrive lighter and freer for it. Experience various practices, including guided meditation, prayer/personal reflection time, and group discussions.
Leader, Stephanie Gretchen, is a certified Spiritual Director, Life Coach, and retreat leader working with clients around the country through Stephanie Gretchen Coaching and Retreats. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ithaca College, a master’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and is a graduate of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction. Stephanie serves on the faculty of Shalem’s Personal Spiritual Deepening Program. Stephanie currently lives in Albuquerque, NM, where she attends Albuquerque Friends Meeting.
As a parent educator, Stephanie has led anti-child abuse programs and been a docent-educator at the National Zoo. Some of her prior volunteer service within the Religious Society of Friends includes being a Board Trustee at Sandy Spring Friends School from 2007-2010 and clerking various committees for her Quaker Meeting. She has served on the Pendle Hill Board since 2014, as member of the Advancement Committee and clerking the Governance and Nominating Committee. She currently does accompaniment for those in Sanctuary. A mother of two adult-ish kids who rock her world, she is a nature nerd who loves being outdoors and learning all she can about it.