Nikki at a glance...
It's reasonable to wonder what makes me feel equipped to provide spiritual direction. In terms of credentials, I am a chaplain, board certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.. In addition to my chaplaincy experience and training, I have a Spiritual Direction Certificate from the WomenWell Spiritual Guidance and Leadership Program and a masters degree in spirituality from St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, MN. My work in chaplaincy thus far has brought me specialized experience providing spiritual care to those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma (vicarious and otherwise), and eating disorders. As a chaplain, I have been seeing individual clients to provide spiritual care since 2012.
In 2015, I started officiating weddings for friends and have come to find celebrating in that capacity to be one of the most meaningful gifts of my life. I deeply enjoy helping people create a ritual that is so authentically and beautifully them, both as individuals and as a couple.
Outside of the above I am many things, including a wife, a mama, and, of course, a fellow human traveler.
My husband, two kids, three four-legged companions, and I, live outside of the Twin Cities in an earth home. I have long had an affinity for the creative and more recently have gotten into gardening, yoga, and rock climbing. As a native Minnesotan, I am grateful to be close to so many members of my ever-expanding tribe.
After having taken a break to do all the things, I am excited to get back to one of my first passions: writing. Whether through my writing, spiritual direction, or wedding officiation, I look forward to accompanying you on the journey. I hope that you too will find yourself and join me in the wave!
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there."