Hey there!

Let me journey with you!

I’d love to meet you and hear your story! How is your journey playing out in this season of life? Your story is unique to you. I am here to help you learn from this season, give you tools to live each day generously and to the fullest, living life with a strong faith that spreads joy, creativity, and most of all love!

I'm a Catholic Spiritual Director and Canon Lawyer.


I had been looking for a spiritual director for about four years when I found Amanda online. She is so genuine, so authentic, has such a beautiful and insightful heart, and is most certainly in cahoots with the Holy Spirit. These last few months since I began Spiritual Direction have been full of so much growth.

"Spiritual Direction with Amanda has been one of the most life-giving experiences I’ve ever had."


 When I saw her page, I had just felt the nudge to seek joy in my life this year. And then I saw her introduction post where she talks about her passion for helping with the pursuit of joy. And if that wasn’t enough then comes her post about her upcoming ebook. I feel like her book aptly titled “Seeking Joy” is something I truly need.

"I really feel like finding Amanda on Facebook has been a godsend."


When I first started chatting with Amanda I felt like I had found a long lost sister! Spiritual direction and canon law consultation with Amanda will undoubtedly be a great blessing in your life. Amanda’s love of the Church and love for others makes talking to Amanda one of the easiest, most natural conversations you may ever have!

"Amanda has a palpable love of the Church that translates into an authentic love of others — that is truly Christlike!"


Reaching out to Amanda was life-changing. My husband and I had some cannon-law questions about our marriage and she willingly became our advocate with kindness and concern for our situation. Thanks to her, we will soon be celebrating our convalidation in the Church! She has been a huge blessing in walking this process with us, in ways that some other church leaders (unfortunately) have not. Amanda is so personable and loving in her work and talking to her is always a delight.  If you’re thinking of reaching out to Amanda, don’t hesitate!

"Amanda's knowledge and spiritual direction has brought peace into my life and helped me learn how to find the joy that God desires us to have."


The conversations allow me to process my thoughts with someone who truly cares for my growth in holiness, allowing me to truly move forward in a new direction rather than ruminating on whether I'm making the right choice or if I'm being reasonable.

"I've really enjoyed talking with Amanda and getting her perspective on things."


When I meet with Amanda, her guidance grounds me in my Catholic faith. The way she allows herself to be an instrument to our Lord, is truly inspiring. Her calm, convicting voice and determination to guide me along in my Catholic faith has been so inspiring. I have learned so much about the Lord's love through her expertise. She helps me see the Lord's love uniquely in my life, which I could not do on my own before.

"I am so grateful to have Amanda as a part of my journey."


Amanda is so in tune with the Holy Spirit. Our meetings so far have left me with great hope that I can grow in Holiness and experience more freedom in my life. She directs me even through follow up emails, going above and beyond.

"Amanda's a gem and I am so blessed to have found her!"


She is kind, patient, encouraging, and always meets me where I'm at. If you get the opportunity to meet with Amanda, you will surely see the heart of Jesus within her.

"Amanda is the best spiritual director I've had!"


She often confirms things that have come up in prayer before I even mention them. She helps me to process what's going on in my spiritual life while fully respecting who I am and where the Lord has me. I feel very free in our sessions, and that's refreshing.

"Journeying with Amanda has been a gift! She listens well, has great insight, and is always encouraging."


She helps me to recognize what I do well, and she encourages me in the places where I hope to improve. Since working with her, I have grown in humility, trust of the Lord, reliance on the Word. Amanda is wonderful, and I'm so glad we've connected.

"Working with Amanda was so life-giving, and my time with her is always two things: affirming and encouraging." 


Working with Amanda has been so fruitful. Her love of the Catholic faith radiates in the joy that she provides in Spiritual Direction.  Amanda runs the race and pushes me along the way in the journey of my faith.

Having another female as a spiritual director is a great blessing in my life, she has given me great insight and kept me be accountable with prayer.


My experience of spiritual direction with Amanda has been fun, uplifting, and peaceful. Through our time together, I feel that I am better able to understand the ways in which the Lord speaks to me and how He acts in my life. I am very thankful to have found such a caring, joy-filled spiritual director!"

"In our sessions, the Lord consistently speaks truth through Amanda, and it is always exactly what I need to hear!"

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Are you looking for joy?

Joy is worth striving for and it's what God made us for!

Working hard is much more life-giving than sitting around.

We should always remember to look up.

A life well lived is a life full of sacrifices inspired by love.

You should leave home for adventures but always return to stay.

People are more important than places and experiences.

Real things, like hard wood floors, dirt roads and flower beds
are always home.

The single life can be incredibly life giving and inspiring.

God, family, and friends are hands down most important.

We were made for beauty.

Marriage between one man and one woman is God's gift to us.

The call of a loon on a Minnesota lake doesn't have much competition.

A simpler life is a happier life.

Food, drink, dance and song add so much.

A baby is life's greatest blessing no matter the circumstance.

You can know what you have when you have it, and you don't have to wait to know you have it until it's gone. 

Age never matters. Never.

We should always give God credit.

Seeing your parents love one another inspires and tugs
at your heart uniquely.

Our mission in life is to know, love and serve God so we can
spend eternity with Him.

Our life is meant to be lived as a gift to others.

We should ask for a second chance and in return we should always give third, fourth and fifth chances... that's what God does for us...

Generosity and gratitude are key to a joyful life.

The time to be courageous and people of integrity is now.

Today is a gift and we should use the here and now to love
and love well.

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