The spiritual journey is not always easy - sometimes we aren't sure where to go next. Things happen in our life that leave us confused. We want to hear from God and pursue his calling in our lives, but don't know the next steps to get there.
To make sense of God's activity in your life, sometimes you need guidance from another person.
As a Spiritual Director & Formation Coach, I'll join you in your journey. I hold space with you as you seek to understand where you are at, where God is leading you, and offer you guidance to take the next steps.
Choosing a Spiritual Director is very personal, so I'd be happy to talk with you over the phone or Zoom so I can answer any questions you have. If we decide to work together, we will then set up your first appointment.
Contact me and let's talk!
Larissa helped me through a season of waiting on God. Through spiritual direction, I learned how to ground my identity in God, connect with him, and make my spirituality my own. I am so much more secure in who I am, and more aware of God's voice speaking to me."
Larissa brings wisdom, humility, gentleness, and grace into our sessions together, which creates a perfect context for God to work. It makes all the difference to have someone like Larissa standing beside you approaching God and listening with you amidst all the other noise and voices."
I was at some major personal crossroads in my life, and spiritual direction with Larissa helped me hear from God in the midst of making those decisions. It helped me to listen to my own desires, as well as God's whispers of love and blessing.
I love following Jesus, and creating space for people to encounter and experience God.
Currently, I co-lead a movement of missional communities and creative expressions of church on Oahu with my husband, Steve. I am a trained Spiritual Director and Formation Coach, with 20 years of experience in this area.
I'm also a licensed real estate agent at Century 21 Island Homes, which I love because I get to serve my local community in a practical way. In this capacity, I'm working on restorative justice, seeking creative ways to steward land for good. You can find more about that on my real estate page, larissaislandhomes.com.
Formerly, I was a full-time college minister with an organization called InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I have experience with team leadership development, fundraising and fundraising coaching, leading workshops and retreats, and one-on-one coaching.
Steve and I have 4 kids, plus a labrador retriever who thinks everyone is his best friend.
Other things that I love: reading stories with my kids, baking and cooking, drinking Old Vine Zinfandel, and using the Bullet Journal to get all the life stuff done.
I believe in the power of storytelling. You can find my writing in these places:
- Spiritual Journey blog - spiritual formation resources
- The Larissa Monologues - my rarely-updated personal blog (mostly about family, life, and food)
- The Huffington Post
- 100 Days of Memoirs - in 2015 I wrote a short memoir for 100 consecutive days
- The Junia Project - a guest post titled "My Journey as a Female Preacher"
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