Soul Care Spiritual Directors
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.
Corrina brings into her work as a Spiritual Director an interesting mix of training and life experience. In 1986 Corrina graduated from Winnipeg Bible College and Providence Seminary and then life took her on a 14-year sabbatical. The term wounded healer seems very applicable as Corrina then left an abusive relationship and brought her children across three provinces to complete her Masters in Clinical Counselling at Trinity Western University in 2000. Corrina believes we are whole – body, mind, heart and soul – and has spent many hours helping people find that inner voice of wisdom inside themselves. Corrina brings contemplative spirituality, shadow work, the enneagram and dreamwork into what she offers as a soul companion and clinical counsellor. Corrina will be facilitating a new Anam Cara circle in Chilliwack beginning in August 2022. Find out more about Corrina at: Soulshabbat.com.
Christine Van Bergeyk
Christine Van Bergeyk lives in the quaint town of Summerland B.C. where she works as a teacher of both piano and voice. She loves using her skills as a musician both in sacred settings and, where needed, in her community. She has journeyed for over 5 years with Cathy Hardy and the Soul Care community participating in Anam Cara, Cloister, and Red Cedar circles and, most recently, the Spiritual Direction Training program. Christine believes deeply in the beauty and goodness of the soul and desires to help people become aware of the inner voice that is continually guiding them. As a spiritual director, she hopes to create a safe and sacred space where people can come, exactly as they are, and encounter the Presence of Love. She also hopes to foster an atmosphere where people can learn to hear and begin to trust in the wisdom and guidance that they carry deeply within. Christine and her husband Chris have 5 children and a new son-in-law.
Christine is excited to be introducing an Anam Cara women’s circle beginning August 2022 in the Okanagan. Please feel free to connect with her if you have any questions or if you’d like more information about spiritual direction or Anam Cara circles.
Lisa Ritchie seeks to live a lifestyle of gratitude and generosity – of receiving and offering. This includes experience as Adult Educator/Counselor (health care), Motivational Speaker, Women’s Ministry Leader, Retreat Leader. Lisa also holds Certification both in Culinary Nutrition and in Interior Design. Volunteer opportunities have included Homestay for International Students, Temporary Home for Young Offenders on parole, Labour & Delivery coaching. Lisa’s deepest passion is to offer Spiritual Direction/Companionship – to hold space for others to become more aware of how truly active the Divine is in their lives and how they might deepen their involvement with all the Creator’s gifts of grace. One-on-One sessions are offered. Lisa also facilitates Group Direction including Contemplative Practices, Art & Soul, The Journey of Aging, and others. Abbotsford, B.C. is home for Lisa, her husband Mike, and her garden. Three grown children and five grandchildren live nearby. Contact: email@example.com
Corinne is presently a residential support worker for people with developmental disabilities. Both within and outside of her job Corinne loves to bring support and joy into peoples lives. With a passion for music she has taught classes to young children for many years. She loves what music does for the soul. Corinne is grateful to be on the Soul Care team with Cathy and other spiritual directors. She desires to use her gifts of listening and compassion in creating a loving and safe presence for others to walk their own unique path in their soul journey with the Divine. Corinne lives in Abbotsford with her husband Peter. She has two children and two beautiful granddaughters she wishes lived a little closer.
Heidi Wiebe works as an administrator/support in their family business. While in the Anam Cara program and receiving spiritual direction she became passionate about learning this art and providing this listening space for others. Having another deeply listen with compassion and love has been the greatest gift and she desires to share this with others. Her hope is to provide a sacred, safe space of companionship, listening and noticing the movement of the Divine. Working on the Soul Care team to help facilitate circles and provide spiritual direction has been a blessing. She loves to spend time at the ocean and forest, paddle boarding, gardening and reading. Heidi lives in Aldergrove with her husband and they have 3 married children and 2 grandchildren. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristi aspires to be in service to the hearts of others as part of her life rhythms, and more formally as a Spiritual Director. She offers to hold space and to be a companion with you. Kristi desires to listen with you for God’s invitations and wisdom that can come out of intentional sacred time together. Kristi is a member of the Soul Care team, working as the Communications Director. Having gone through all of the Soul Care formation circles, she is grateful to have come to a deeper knowing of Love-Divine in her own heart, life, and through creation. Kristi currently lives in Chilliwack, BC. with her husband, Keith, and her dog, Iona. They love spending time with their two adult daughters, their son-in-law and their super grandson. The ocean call has them planning to move to the seaside one day
Judith is a graduate of the Soulcare Spiritual Direction Program. She loves to accompany those seeking to find their true essence, and their inner wildness, as they listen to their yearnings and who they are meant to be. Judith loves to encourage the use of creative expression in soul work, especially in writing and visual arts. Her own spiritual journey has included a great deal of time in silence. Silence is where Spirit/Creator meets her. Judith believes that each of us carries wisdom deep within us that we can hear when we make the space to listen. After a lengthy career in teaching and staff development, Judith is now offering Spiritual Direction, and is involved in retreats at Rivendell Retreat Centre. She lives in the Okanagan and travels often to Bowen Island. email@example.com