Kerry Wilson, an experienced Spiritual Director in Guelph since 1997, sees herself as a “spiritual midwife” who helps to hear others’ spiritual journeys into being. Listening deeply, with one ear on God and the other on her directee, she holds safe space for going deep. Kerry is part of the Ontario Jubilee Program leadership team as well as offering one-on-one spiritual direction, supervision of other directors, workshops and retreats for adults and youth. She has been a guide in the Ecumenical Week of Guided Prayer since 1996, and is also a guest director/retreat facilitator/workshop leader at Loyola House Retreat Centre, Guelph. Kerry has a passion for youth spirituality and has been a youth leader and Covenanted Spiritual Companion with Harcourt, then Dublin St. United Churches 2006 – 2019. She has also volunteered with the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Guelph teaching spiritual practices, leading a spirituality group, and is co-author of Encounters – a series of digital spiritual exercises for youth.
As a daughter, mother and wife, Kerry is a passionate, ongoing student of the school of life, having taken life’s hardships and woven spiritual threads through them. She has training in directing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, the concepts of Applied Mindfulness, Embodied Spirituality, IFS, NVC, Youth Spirituality, Grief Work, The Work that Reconnects, Celtic Spirituality, Feminist Spirituality & Eco-Feminism, Labyrinth Leadership, the Enneagram, Dream Work, Creativity & Spiritual Direction, Attachment & New Paradigm Parenting and homeschooled her children with a spiritual focus for 12 years. Kerry has a deep background in consensus decisionmaking, environmental issues, women’s issues and social justice work, embracing diversity and creating welcoming space for those outside of the mainstream. Kerry is part of Guelph’s Eccumenical Christian community, is a member in good standing of Spiritual Directors International, abiding by their ethical standards, and has attended many SDI courses, workshops and conferences. Spiritual Direction & Supervision are available by appointment only.
What is Spiritual Direction?
I believe that life is a spiritual journey, and in that, Spiritual Direction is a conversation between two people in which we gently explore your understanding and experience of “God/the Sacred” (in whatever way you may name it) in all of your life. Guided by God, my role is to hold safe space, to be deeply present to what we hear, and to support your growth, exploration of spiritual practice, and deepening of relationship with God. Our relationship is characterized by deep trust, respect and love as you engage in this journey of discovery.