Meet Laura Ann Lies

Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur

Seven years ago, Laura launched a new Spiritual Direction business. Now, supporting a full-time practice of over 30 clients, publishing over 90 blog posts, and welcoming over 50 thousand unique visitors to the website, she coaches emerging Spiritual Directors through the steps and resources that have been the most helpful in building a private practice. Laura is also a popular instructor with Spiritual Director’s International.
As she nears her sixth decade on the planet, Laura has turned her attention to the long-term success of Streams of Grace. As quoted by Lee Kricher in Seamless Pastoral Transition, leadership guru John Maxwell emphasizes “You will be judged by how well your people and your organization did after you were gone.” Following three years of searching for the right person to bring this organization into her next season, I am delighted to have found such a treasure in my colleague Samantha Young. Together over the next three years, we will prepare the organization and one another for the next
leg of our collective journeys.

Meet Samantha Young

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Samantha is a 2024 graduate of the Tending the Holy Program from the Christos Center for Spirituality in Lino Lakes, MN. She began spiritual direction 4 years ago and was so transformed by the practice that she went and got trained herself so that she could be a part of this wonderful community of directors. Samantha was raised Catholic then spent many years not believing much of anything. After finding a relationship with God again, she and her husband joined a Vineyard church plant and spent 4 years growing that community. Samantha now considers herself a contemplative that sits somewhere in the middle of evangelicals and charismatics, preferring to blend all of her experiences from her entire church history.

Joining Streams of Grace and building upon the foundation that Laura laid down is a dream come true. Samantha believes strongly in the power of partnership, and hopes to continue to pursue that as she walks down the path of being a Spiritual Director.

Are You In Need Of Spiritual Direction?

We can help you get started on your spiritual journey.

Our Services

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is about walking on holy ground. We need someone who helps us notice God’s presence in the ordinary events of our lives. Someone who will wait through the pain with us, Laura can be this person for you.

The fee is $100 for a one hour session.

Spiritual Direction Business Consulting

We all need to feel like we aren’t alone on this journey. Laura can help you grow your own Spiritual Direction practice with business consulting.

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Spiritual Direction is a contemplative practice that assists individuals in cultivating a personal relationship with God that leads to transformation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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