Laurie Yackley

loriGolden Hill

I consider it a great gift to come alongside others, to listen to their life stories and to help them notice and respond to God’s voice and presence in their lives. My desire is to help others grow spiritually: I’ve been able to experience the joy of seeing people pursue God in a variety of cultural contexts, mentoring and discipling others in their journey. I began my training as a spiritual director with Christian Formation and Direction Ministries in 2014.

My first interaction with a spiritual director was a few years ago during a time of transition in my life. I had been a missionary for 27 years and was at a point in my walk with God where I needed to pause and look more deeply at that relationship and at some significant life experiences. The process of stepping back and listening to God and to my own heart with a spiritual director was and continues to be a profound experience for me, one that has allowed me to grow in greater awareness of God and myself.
My husband Rob and I currently lead a missional community in Golden Hill. We love spending time in the company of our three grown children and three grandchildren. I also enjoy coffee with friends, our neighborhood Zumba class and going for walks.