As one of the co-founders of SoulStream I have been deeply enriched by the dispersed community of SoulStream partners. Personally mentored in offering spiritual direction by Sr. Nora Cummins, FCJ and Sr. Lily Quintos, rc, I have offered spiritual direction for over 30 years and have found that offering the gift of sacred presence to others as they seek to respond to God’s loving initiative to be at the heart of my desire and of my life. I have found nothing more challenging or more fulfilling in life than receiving and offering spiritual direction. It keeps me awake and dependent on God’s loving action. I was a pastor for more than twenty years and have authored two books, The Recovery of Love: Christian Mysticism and the Addictive Society and The River Within: Loving God, Living Passionately. I also edited the book, Words of Hope and Healing: 99 sayings by Henri Nouwen. I live with my wife, Joy, in Tsawwassen, B.C.