Author: Heather Lee Schmidt

Heather Lee Schmidt is a contemplative Spiritual Guide in Milwaukee, WI. She completed her spiritual guidance formation at the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation in Washington DC and was formed as a Benedictine Oblate at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI. Heather and her partner, Chris, who is a licensed psychologist, lead a small business called A Moment of Retreat that aims to impact spiritual, emotional, and physical health through self-reflection, values-based decision making, and loving action.

The Gift of Spiritual Guidance

 What is a Spiritual Guide?: [1] Spiritual Guides are sometimes called Spiritual Directors, sometimes Spiritual Companions, even the term Spiritual Life Coach is being tried by some of my peers in search for ways to share this gift of holy listening in a culture that does not widely recognize Spiritual Guidance as a modality for […]

Faith, Science, and Climate Change Building with AND and CHANGE: An Invitation to Inclusion

[1] For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. (Hebrews 3:4). [2] Sitting down on a cold winter afternoon with my dog vying for the larger portion of the couch at my side, I glance at the theme of this issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics: Faith, Science, and […]