Dan has been listening to people’s spiritual stories for over twenty years. He sees this reflective listening and the prayer-filled dialogues that emerge from it as the central work of spiritual direction. Dan’s ecumenical sense and welcoming persona in direction have been well received by women and men, clergy and laity, as well as those just starting direction and those who have been in direction for some time.
Through the years, Dan’s practice as a spiritual director has been bi-vocational. Early on he worked in construction management during the week and would do direction in the evenings and on weekends. He also became an instructor and group facilitator for the spiritual direction training program at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. Most recently, he completed four years as executive director at Christos.
Dan was certified as a spiritual director at Christos Center in 1997. He also went on to earn an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in 2016. In addition to individual spiritual direction, Dan offers the extended Ignatian Exercises, group spiritual direction, and directed retreats.