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.

Book Recommendation

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

What I Do For Fun, Rest, and Renewal

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