Karen Luke Jackson, EdD, offers programs and spiritual companioning for people in the midst of major life transitions. Her formational approach, grounded in the work and writing of Parker J. Palmer (A Hidden Wholeness, 2004), invites individuals to explore life-giving “role/soul” connections through story, poetry, metaphor, and experiential activities which engage the body and the natural world. An award-winning poet, Karen has been a Circle of Trust® facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal since 2001, working with groups throughout the Southeast, including a monastic community, chaplains from North and South Carolina hospital systems, the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina’s Center for Spiritual Resources, nonprofit leaders, environmental activists, and interfaith groups. Her greatest joys include being a grandmother and living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Favorite quote

Remember the sky that you were born under ...

Joy Harjo

Book Recommendation

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Where I'm Finding Inspiration

The youth who are leading us toward a new relationship with our planetary home and with one another.

What I Do For Fun, Rest, and Renewal

Living in a cottage on a goat pasture. Long walks in the forest. Porch visits with friends. Listening to music, especially Carrie Newcomer, Karen Drucker, and Gregorian chants. Reading and writing poetry.