Listening Within, Listening With Others – Live Online

Are you sensing an invitation to something more in your life? Maybe you are seeking to know yourself better. Perhaps you are looking for deeper connection with others or new ways to respond to the challenges facing your community. If so, join us for this two-part group exploring what it means to listen more deeply to oneself, to others and to the Sacred. Together we will practice contemplative presence and develop skills in open-hearted listening. Our first session will focus on listening within and fostering intentional presence. In the second session, we will explore how we bring these practices into our relationships with others. This group is open to all spiritual seekers.

Dates and Time: Sunday, October 4 and 18, 1:00-3:00 PM  (Registration deadline: Sept. 28)

Location: All classes will be conducted via Zoom. After registration, you will receive a private Zoom link to join the sessions.

Tuition: $50


Questions? Please email Andrea Severson at


Andrea Severson is a spiritual director and Licensed Mental Health Counselor at DMPCC and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  Her degrees include a Master of Science in counseling from Drake University and a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and graduate of the PrairieFire program.  Andrea is grateful for opportunities to hear the unique stories of others, to explore intersections between mind, body and spirit and to bear witness to the work of the Sacred through her work in spiritual direction and counseling.  In her practice, she works with adults from a variety of backgrounds and faith traditions.  Outside of work, Andrea enjoys reading historical fiction, listening to live music, and camping with her family.

Suzanne Hall Stout is a teacher, ordained minister, wife, and mother of one adult child. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Florida, and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Her passion for spiritual formation can be seen in the various ways she has journeyed with children, youth and adults as a mentor, pastor, teacher and friend.

Suzanne is a graduate of the PrairieFire program and a member of Spiritual Directors International. She offers spiritual direction through her work as a congregational pastor, as well as with private clients. As a spiritual director she enjoys companioning people from all spiritual backgrounds and supporting their discovery of the wisdom in their lives. Suzanne cares deeply about holistic living – viewing mind, body and spirit as integrally and essentially one. And she is passionate about living from our place of connectedness to God, one another, and the universe. Suzanne enjoys painting and handcrafts, writing, walking, gardening and conversation with others.


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