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Pearl Nieuwenhuis

ASD team - PearlI was first introduced to spiritual direction during a period of inner wrestling. When a friend suggested I see a spiritual director, I found a deeply sacred space of quiet and welcome. I began the compassionate journey of dusting off a place within me that I recognized as home. Spiritual direction has offered me experiences of coming home to myself, warts and all, and discovering God already there, lovingly inviting me to wholeness. And this is what I love so much about offering spiritual direction – coming alongside someone as they open up to the mystery of God’s presence and love in all the ordinary bits of their life.

After 13 years of teaching, I completed SoulStream’s Art of Spiritual Direction and an MA in Spiritual Formation. I offer spiritual direction from my home, and since 2011, to students, staff and faculty through the Faith and Spirituality Centre at the University of Calgary. I’m married to a very good man and we are parents to 2 openhearted adult daughters. I have deep respect for the soil and experience great joy mucking about in small gardens, reading and riding my motorcycle.