Spiritual Formation For Kingdom Action

Spiritual Director’s Profile

Fran Powell

Marshall, VA

Fran's zeal for the ministry of spiritual direction is founded and fueled by her personal experience of transformation mediated through the discipline of having a spiritual director. As that discipline was wholly unknown within her faith community, it was in the chance reading of the fictional work of Susan Howatch that she was first made aware of this powerful method of deepening one's awareness of God's Presence "as a repeatedly realized fact" Fully embracing the truth that along with "our personal transformation we are part of a larger work of the reconciliation of all things", she completed a two year program in spiritual direction offered by the Institute of Christian Spiritual Formation, Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. She had previously studied at Pepperdine University and earned a BBA from Abilene Christian University in Texas. After working for twenty years in business and rearing three children she began her second career as a teacher. She and her husband make their home at the foot of Big Cobbler Mt. in Marshall, VA.and serve in the Warrenton congregation of the Church of Christ. Fran writes "My approach to spiritual direction is immersed in prayerful listening, and sensitive companionship on, in the words of Gerald May, 'the journey towards more freely and deeply choosing to surrender to God.' I offer this companionship with an open heart to the community that includes all genders and orientation, all faiths-all persons who are seeking to experience a God who is continually seeking us."
God-Sightings
“This is the first place now where I think of when the phrase ‘be still and know that I’m God’ comes up.”

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