Cathy AJ Hardy
Cathy AJ Hardy is the founder and director of Soul Care, an organization of Spiritual Formation through circle gatherings, Spiritual Direction, music, poetry and more. Cathy is a singer-songwriter, retreat facilitator, Spiritual Director, and author. Profoundly connected to the land where she lives and rooted in a deep spirituality, Cathy writes and sings from soul depths. Her words and melodies flow out of the stories of her life. Her many compositions have been described as ‘healing, inspiring, hope-filled, honest and courageous’ and have been recognized many times with the Gospel Music Awards of Canada. She is the author of Love Breathes With Me (poems & prayers) and Walk With Me, Transformation through the Pathway of Spiritual Direction. After teaching music for over 35 years, Cathy is now devoting her vocational life to the Soul Care ministry. Her home is in Mission, BC. Canada. Cathy’s music & other resources are available through: www.cathyajhardy.com
Gillian Drader is a Registered Clinical Counselor, Board Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner, Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Spiritual Director who currently facilitates the Anam Cara Circles, meets with a number of individuals for Spiritual Direction and assists Cathy with the new Spiritual Direction Training School. Gillian’s passion in being part of the Anam Cara Circles is to journey alongside individuals who are seeking their authentic connection to themselves and to the Divine, however they may define that. Gillian also enjoys the outdoors, music, writing and has a vast collection of books which are a treasure to her. Gillian lives in Abbotsford with her husband Gene and their four-legged fur baby Cara. Contact information: www.draderandassociates.com
Patricia Braun was a stay-at-home mom while her 3 kids were growing up, doing childcare for her friends as well. She discovered theatre about 20 years ago, it was a wonderful place where she could express herself artistically. When Patricia discovered the art of Spiritual Direction, she immediately became passionate about learning this form of art. Her desire is to hold space for others while deeply listening to them and the Holy One. She feels very blessed to be on the Soul Care team with Cathy and the others working as a Facilitator Support and Spiritual Director. Patricia is also passionate about being out in nature, hiking in a forest or riding her bike. She lives in Abbotsford with her husband, Henry. They have eight grandchildren who are a source of much enjoyment and fun.
Greg Kingcott works as a handyman and renovating contractor. He loves working with his customers to create beautiful and functional spaces in their homes. Previously he enjoyed a fulfilling pastoral role working either bi-vocationally or full-time. His love for people combined with gifts of care and compassion led to participating in various inner healing training courses to provide help and support to others on their journey. Adopting a more contemplative lifestyle inspired Greg to train as a Spiritual Director and co-host a men’s Anam Cara Circle. He is great at listening and holding space for Love to touch the heart of another. Greg is very curious about how things work! He gets inspired by projects that require solutions to repair, restore, or reclaim things that would otherwise be thrown away. Greg, and Marilyn his wife of 45 years, have two married daughters and 4 grandchildren. They share a home in Abbotsford, BC with their older daughter and her family.