Lorie lives in Abbotsford, B.C. where she offers spiritual direction/companionship*, inner healing sessions*, and leads contemplative retreats. Lorie has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these authentic raw experiences she has learned to embrace both the grief and the graces that impact us deeply, change our lives, and crack us open to our core. Lorie accompanies many, those holding a faith tradition or not, through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life. She holds space for all people inviting openness to fresh awareness and experience of Divine Presence in suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges. She is author of Invited, Choose Love, Grace upon Grace, and 2018 The Next Dawn.
When you spend time with Lorie you are invited to the intentional gift of simple, yet powerful, heart and soul care on your transformation journey. She works well with the deepest pain of the soul and comes close to offer healing care. Lorie has met with people since 2001, graduated from SoulStream as a Spiritual Director in 2007, and has been a part of retreats around the world.
Lorie is the Associate Director of St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal in Aldergrove/Langley. B.C. Here we offer weekly/monthly study evenings, lectio divina, prayer circles, various contemplative retreats, labyrinth gatherings, listening prayer and spiritual direction/companioning for inner growth and transformation in community life. www.st-dunstans.ca
Lorie has been married to Dwight for 40 years. Together they have raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie loves being in nature/hiking, taking photos, writing, sketching, making memories with her family, and sipping lattes with friends.
Lorie offers 4 books to encourage the contemplative journey that leads to deep healing and restorative action in the inner and outer life – See “Her Books”.