About Me

JLSanbornI am a spiritual director trained at Sacred Ground in St. Paul, Minnesota. I believe that God welcomes our questions–no matter how big–and invites us always into a deeper love.

I grew up in Evangelical churches, but I have wandered into a faith that is spacious and grounded in God’s deep love for me (and you). I am drawn to Ignatian spirituality and contemplative practices.

A few years ago, I found myself in a place where the faith that I had grown up with no longer made sense. It just didn’t work for me anymore. I felt utterly lost. Around that same time, I was a lawyer who cringed every time I had to answer the question: “What do you do?” I didn’t know who I was or where I belonged. I just knew that I was missing out somehow on my life. My life changed when others came alongside me, listened to my story, and encouraged me that there was More. We need others to journey with us and to support us on our journey. I am thankful for the role that my spiritual director and other spiritual companions played in my journey. I am thankful for the opportunities I have, in turn, to journey with others.

I enjoy being mom to my three kids and wife to a wonderful guy. I like to write, read, and garden. I live for soul-deep conversations.

“Seeking spiritual direction, for me, means to ask the big questions, the fundamental questions, the universal ones in the context of a supportive community. Out of asking the right questions and living the questions will come right actions that present themselves in compelling ways.” –Henri Nouwen

 

If you would like more information about spiritual direction, feel free to contact me at jessicalsanborn@gmail.com.