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Candace Chellew

Author - Speaker - Writer-for-Hire - Spiritual Director

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Candace Chellew is the author of two books, a professional writer, speaker, and spiritual director.
She is available for speaking engagements, writing projects, and spiritual direction.

Spiritual Direction

Specializing in helping the LGBT community

We define Christian spiritual direction as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.
-William A. Barry, SJ and William J. Connolly, SJ, Center for Religous Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Early followers of Christ thought of their spirituality as "The Way" - meaning they were on a journey. However, they knew they were not on this journey alone. To walk the path with the Holy fruitfully often meant - and still means - to walk that path with another person - a spiritual director, or guide.


As a spiritual director, trained through Omega Point, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, I am prepared to walk with you on your journey with and to the Holy.


Often gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have a more challenging spiritual journey because of religious and societal rejection or barriers. As both a Christian and a lesbian, I have a deep understanding of this particular journey and am ready to help you as a spiritual director.


What is Spiritual Direction?

As Thomas Merton has said, "Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director - the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul." As such, spiritual direction is not therapy or psychology - it is a method of discernment entered into by two people seeking God's will for the life of the person in direction. A spiritual director is one who helps another feel that gentle nudge or hear that still small voice of the Holy and help to discern how God is still speaking.


Please check this page if you have further questions on how spiritual direction works.


If you are interested in beginning a journey in spiritual direction, please contact me and we can discuss how it works!


To learn more about how to book Candace Chellew-Hodge for lectures, presentations, keynote speeches, or workshops, please use this form to contact her.