cropped-img_3362.jpgSPIRITUAL DIRECTION 

As a spiritual director, I offer myself as witness and companion to those who seek a creative way to engage with spiritual questions. Because I have spent most of my life working in the world of words, and because I believe creativity to be integrally linked with spirituality, I rely on writing, story, and art as touchstones of this work. I’m dedicated to creating sacred containers for the hard stories.

For me, it’s about space and permission. It’s about being heard without judgment or shame. People must be able to tell their stories—spiritual or otherwise—in all their beauty and their ugliness, and we must be able to listen without flinching. As a spiritual director, I vow to help others realize their inherent worth and envision what an authentic relationship with the Divine might look like, understanding that this process called spiritual growth has little to do with figuring things out and is for all the world—and more—about trustful surrender. Your stories, and your restless souls, are welcome here.

I am certified in spiritual direction by the Haden Institute and hold a master’s degree in theology from Vanderbilt University Divinity School. In addition, I’ve completed a lay chaplaincy training program at St. Thomas Hospital, am a trained Stephen Minister, and have served as a hospice volunteer.

Amy Lyles Wilson {M.A., M.T.S.}