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"He leads me beside still waters..." 
Psalm 23:2

Christian spiritual direction by appointment in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area

Offering prayerful, biblically based companionship on the spiritual journey with Christ



       Listening attentively together for the voice of God

"People who choose spiritual direction do so because they want to pay closer attention to their relationship with God...Typical spiritual direction questions are "Where is God in this?" or "Where has God gone and why don't I sense any divine presence at all?" or "How am I being called to be Christlike?"

                              - Jeannette A. Bakke, Holy Invitations

What is Spiritual Direction like?  

       Spiritual direction provides a quiet space where we can slow down and tune in to God's presence.  In sessions we notice what is happening in life and where God is in it.  A main focus of spiritual direction is prayer - how is the conversation flowing between the directee and God?  

       In spiritual direction we listen to scripture: to hear it deeply, to move closer to the Lord, to let it sink in and change us. The goal of a spiritual direction session is to open our hearts to Christ, or to explore what is keeping us from being open.  

      Spiritual direction addresses problems in the Christian life:  doubt, difficult passages in the Bible, besetting sins, and those times when God seems to have packed up and left.  Sitting in God's presence while another person prays silently, can help us get 'unstuck'; it can help us tune in to Him and hear His invitation.

      Monthly sessions are one-on-one, and last one hour.   


        My training for spiritual direction includes a 2 yr certificate in Spiritual Direction (Selah Spiritual Direction, LTI), Level II Healing Prayer training (Christian Healing Ministries).  Currently I am enrolled in a graduate pastoral counseling program.

        One-hour sessions are available in person, on the phone, and online.  Contact me via the email address below.  I would love to hear from you and listen to your story.  You are deeply loved by God!

"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope."  Psalm 103:5

 One-hour monthly appointments are available by emailing      




Celah Pence

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

 RETREATS offered:

  • Sabbath Healing Retreat, (Women's retreat) October 25-27, 2019

​        Smith Mountain Lake, VA​ 

  • Spiritual Refreshment Retreat, (Open to all) November 12, 2022, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Bridgewater VA - fill out the form on the right to inquire about details

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