“We live in a culture that discourages us from paying attention to the soul or the true self
and when we fail to pay attention,
we end up living soulless lives.”
Spiritual Companioning is the rediscovery of an ancient tradition of Spiritual Mentoring. It offers individuals a way out of the Spiritual poverty and barrenness that are by-products of our modern world of individualism and autonomy.
Spiritual Companioning has as its focus a person’s experience of the Divine or his/her hunger to connect with Mystery. Sometimes referred to as Spiritual Guidance or Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Companioning is an on-going relationship in which one person, desirous of being attentive to his/her Spiritual life, meets with another person (the Spiritual Companion) on a regular basis, specifically for the purpose of becoming more attuned to Divine Presence or Mystery in his/her life and discovering ways to respond more fully to that Presence.
Please call The Chaplaincy (783-7416) if you would like to speak directly with Chaplains Cathy or Wes. They are available for Individual Spiritual Companioning and would be happy to answer any questions you might have or to set up an appointment for Spiritual Companioning with you.
(View The Chaplaincy's brochure on Spiritual Companioning)
Chaplain Cathy Rhoads is a Catholic lay woman with a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She completed 5 years of Theology Studies with the Diocese of Yakima and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Chaplain Rhoads completed the Sacred Art of Dying Certification Program and graduated The Art of Spiritual Discernment at the Sacred Art of Living Center in Bend, Oregon. Cathy's mission and passion in life is to be a holy listener attending to Divine Presence in fellow seekers.
Rev. Wes McIntyre is a Methodist minister with over 30 years of experience in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and clinical supervision. He is The Chaplaincy's Director of Spiritual Formation, Supervisor of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program and is a certified Spiritual Director. From 2001-2003 Wes was involved in an in-depth, two year training program leading to a Certification in Spiritual Direction. Wes is a member of Spiritual Directors International. He is also trained in the Enneagram, a tool for self understanding and spiritual growth.