Four Virtual Monthly Sessions

Tuesdays, 10am-11:30am PT

Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, & Apr 4, 2023

The role of a Spiritual Director can feel isolating at times. Do you long for a community to walk with you as you walk alongside others?

We are offering Learning Communities to host a space for trained spiritual directors to collaborate together on different topics. Each of the groups, one starting this fall, and the other starting in January is a four-month commitment. We will meet once a month on Tuesdays for 90 minutes.

Now is a time when our world is experiencing collective trauma - globally, nationally, and locally. There is a personal cost in holding the stories of those we accompany, especially when we are experiencing much of the same events. Join us as we walk through how to hold this suffering for ourselves, our directees, and our world.

Your Guide


Lynn Holt

Lynn Holt is an experienced educator in the formation of spiritual directors and those who offer soul companionship. She has trained and supervised spiritual directors through Portland Seminary in an online/hybrid format for the past 7 years. Her vocation as a soul companion includes serving as a spiritual director and supervisor for 23 years, 18 years of pastoral ministry, and teaching theological, leadership, and spiritual formation courses. Lynn is a Quaker and holds an M.Div from Portland Seminary and received her spiritual direction training from the Mercy Center of Colorado Springs and supervision training from the Mercy Center in Burlingame.  Lynn is gifted in preparing and supporting soul companions whose faithful response in these challenging times invites generous listening and a compassionate heart for the sake of the world. Her ministry is grounded in a contemplative posture of holy listening, surrendering to the Mystery with a sense of awe and curiosity, and the dynamic relationship of God's Presence.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Our Learning Community!

    • A Note from Lynn

  • 2

    January Session | Bearing Witness to Suffering

    • Zoom Session: Tuesday, 1/10 at

  • 3

    February Session | Theology of Suffering

    • Zoom Session: Tuesday, 2/7 at

  • 4

    March Session | Companioning in Suffering

    • Zoom Session: Tuesday, 3/7 at

  • 5

    April Session | Self-Care

    • Zoom Session: Tuesday, 4/4 at