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Andrea Kastner

ASD team - AndreaFor me, spiritual direction offers support in being attentive to God’s loving action within the daily realities of life, including experiences of creativity, dyings, and new life emerging. It is centred in companionship with Jesus – in his incarnation, his life, suffering, death, and resurrected life. I am sensitive to how our experiences in our families, the world, church, and culture have a profound effect on our image of God and of ourselves, and to God’s deep desire for our freedom from distorted images.

Significant influences on my own journey and my approach to spiritual direction include engagement in feminist and economic justice movements and academic teaching, God alive in the natural world, and time as a novice in a women’s Anglican contemplative religious community.

I’m one of the founding partners of SoulStream and my spiritual direction training was through SoulStream (2005). I now love co-facilitating adult learning in the program. I also enjoy reading mysteries by Japanese authors, gardening, and being with my daughters and their families.