is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

About Eghersis

Eghersis is a ministry designed to nourish the spirit by focusing on the inner life in order to be more fully present and active in the outer life.

My education includes a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, with an additional year of supervision for a Certification as a Spiritual Director from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, specifically sociology, from Columbia Christian College. I have additional training as a Reiki practitioner and training in BioSpiritual focusing.

I am a Chaplain at the Oregon State Hospital. This is a psychiatric and forensic hospital serving over 500 patients. I am a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

As a Spiritual Formation Minister and
Certified Spiritual Director,
I specialize in the following:
  • Speaking on spiritual formation topics and practices
  • Consulting with pastors and laypersons on spiritual formation topics and practices
  • Mentoring pastors and laypersons in their spiritual formation
  • Teaching spiritual formation classes and workshops
  • Planning and directing retreats and workshops for individuals and groups
  • Writing on spiritual formation topics

My methods and practices include,
but are not limited to the following:
Anointing with oil
Biospiritual focusing
Breath prayer
Contemplative art
Contemplative music
Creation and spiritual formation
Discursive meditations
Inner healing prayer
Labyrinth prayer facilitation
Lectio divina
Practice of the presence of God
Prayer ropes and prayer beads
Reflective writing
Sabbath rest
Silent retreats

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