ONLINE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
“All human beings have a spirit, and that spirit longs to be in relationship with the Holy—by whatever name.”
Attention! Individual spiritual direction is 100% free through summer 2023!
Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe is a spiritual director who would welcome you. She has decades of experience as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She has served as a pastor, a youth chaplain, a pastoral psychotherapist, and a psychiatric chaplain before becoming a spiritual director.
While she is grounded in a progressive Christian tradition, Rachael is open to accompanying anyone on their spiritual journey. Her life experiences have created an awareness of the depths of spiritual needs of those who are seeking wellness and recovery. It is her belief that all human beings have a spirit, and that spirit longs to be in relationship with the Holy – by whatever name. This includes human beings who identify as Agnostic, Christian, Atheist, or something else. Online spiritual direction is affordable, personalized, inclusive, and invaluable. Sign up for a free session today.
What Clients Say
Rachael’s compassionate presence and active listening have guided me in negotiating difficult life transitions and painful losses. Through caring discernment, she has been instrumental in helping me to “un-box God”, allowing me to be more attentive to the voice of Spirit. This has allowed me to recognize and accept certain gifts that I was afraid to own. In embracing these spiritual gifts, I’ve learned to accept myself and bond deeper with Spirit.
C. Elaine Watkins
Mental Health and Pastoral Counselor
Rachael helped me understand my unconventional call to ministry. One of the biggest challenges for me was that, though called to the ministry, I was not quitting my secular job and did not want to pastor a church. Rachael was a wonderful guide for me in my discernment process. She accepted me unconditionally both emotionally and spiritually, something I was not used to at all.
Chief Diversity Officer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Pastor Rachael is smart, compassionate, non-judgmental, and honest. Her grasp of the Gospel, and her knowledge of both the historical context and how the lessons apply to life today has helped me grow in my faith journey. When I have needed sound, spirit-based advice, Pastor Rachael has been a wonderful “partner in prayer”.
Administrator, Speaker, Comic
I trust Rachael. Over the past seven years, I have called on Rachael for spiritual direction, to assist and to guide me both personally and professionally through discernment. Rachael has a calm pastoral presence and listens deeply. Her guidance is thoughtful and intentional. She speaks a truth from love which both uplifts and challenges one to think deeply.
While contemplating where God was calling me, and at the same time, unpacking my past, Rachael’s gifts of nonjudgmental listening and open questions allowed me to do deep spiritual work with authenticity and faithfulness. Her ability to meet me in my spiritual journey, and to sit with me in the long night of the soul with great compassion continue to support my spiritual walk. I am forever grateful for Rachael’s accompaniment.
Pastor, First Congregational Church of Pelham, NH
I am grateful to have spent many hours with Rachael discussing my spiritual battles. Having a daughter die at the early age of 32 from leukemia, I spent many years being angry at the world and at whoever is running the universe. Rachael helped me sort out the grieving and unanswerable questions with compassion and a gentle guidance that was both supportive and therapeutic. She was instrumental to my spiritual and personal growth.
Retired Nursing Education Coordinator
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For those who have been harmed by traditional religious institutions, you are not excluded from spiritual direction. Choose a director who welcomes you no matter where you are with your body-mind, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, education, socio-economic status, etc. Everyone has spiritual needs and should be included in the benefits of spiritual direction.